Employer Information

Back in 1992 contractors formed Birmingham Electrical Training (BET) to facilitate the dedicated apprenticeship training for the electrical industry within the West Midlands. BET currently works with over 135 local and national employers to support and provide apprenticeship training to the desired national standards.

Our dedicated Recruitment Team will support you throughout the recruitment process to make sure that the apprentice is right for your business from day one.  We can provide you with a profiles of suitable candidates in your area from our existing database or alternatively we can advertise the vacancy on the Government’s NAS system.

The Apprenticeships that BET offer are funded by the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), the way in which apprenticeships are funded have changed and from May 2017 the level of funding will depend on the size of each employer. The new funding rules are detailed below

Less than 50 Employees

Apprentices age 16-18 – Fully Funded Training

Apprentice Aged 19+ –  Employer needs to Co-Invest in their apprentices training (£1,800)

£1,000 cash incentive is available for recruiting a 16-18 year old Apprentice (50% at 3 months & 50% at 12 months)

More than 50 Employees

Apprentice Any Age – Employer needs to Co-Invest in their apprentices training (£1,800)

£1,000 cash incentive is available for recruiting a 16-18 year old Apprentice (50% at 3 months & 50% at 12 months)

Salary of more than £3m

Contribute 0.5% of salary bill to Apprenticeship Levy – please contact BET Office for more information.

Apprenticeship Funding will depend on the size of employer, further information If candidates are employed/commence their apprenticeship after the age of 19, employers are required to co-invest in  their apprentices training . The recruitment team will be able to explain this in more depth.

Alternatively are you a company that already has an electrical mate or occasional worker that you would like to enter on to the apprenticeship scheme? BET can also provide information, undertake assessment and sign up candidates to the apprenticeship providing they meet BETs entry requirements.

Alternatively, due to BET being funded by the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) we can also advertise apprenticeship vacancies on the National Apprenticeship website. This is a provider only portal; this allows potential applicants to apply for vacancies that suit them. BET then undertakes their initial assessment and recruitment process, providing employers with a shortlist of candidates that meet the requirements they are looking for. More information on the National Apprenticeship Matching service can be provided by our recruitment team.

Apprenticeships

We manage apprenticeships for a range of electrical contractors and provide on-site assessment and “off the job” training.

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Employers

If you are interested in taking on an electrical apprentice, we have a wide range of options available.

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Courses

Birmingham Electrical Training offer a wide range of electrical courses for all your training needs.

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