UK MUSIC APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME
UK Music’s Apprenticeship scheme has two very simple objectives, to support music employers to hire committed, passionate apprentices and help get talented young people into paid jobs in the music industry.
There are a broad range of apprenticeships that fit with the music industry from studio apprenticeships, live events and promotion, music business and creative and digital media. Not all apprenticeships need to be in creative roles there are also frameworks available for IT roles, finance and general administration.
For a list of current music apprenticeship vacancies click here.
WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?
An Apprenticeship is a way for young people to earn a wage while they train in a real job, gaining a qualification and laying the foundations for a successful future.
Your apprentice could be recruited into a range of industry-specific roles, including sound engineering and music technology, live events and promotion, music business, and creative and digital media.
You might also consider taking on an apprentice to fulfil operational roles, such as IT, finance and administration.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU AS AN EMPLOYER?
Grant funding to help with the costs of employing an apprentice
Opportunity to choose an apprenticeship that directly addresses your business needs
The opportunity to make your organisation more effective, productive and competitive
A real return to your bottom line
WHAT DO YOU GET FROM UK MUSIC?
Support to hire your apprentice from start to finish and ongoing support
We can help you choose the type of apprenticeship that best suits your job role
We can match you with a training provider who can offer free recruitment services and advertise your job role
An apprentice must be employed for at least a year and work at least 30 hours per week, this includes any time out of the office attending apprenticeship training.
At present, apprentices must be employed and cannot be freelancers, however if you are a small business, freelancer or sole trader, our Apprenticeship Training Service (ATS) can employ the apprentice on your behalf.
You must give your apprentice an induction into their role and provide on-the-job training.
As with all employees, you are also responsible for the wages of your apprentice. But there are a number of grants to help you meet these costs.
APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING SERVICE (ATS)
The ATS can employ the apprentice and place them with a business as a ‘host’. The ATS provides the HR function for employers that do not already have one.
There is a 16% (of salary) per month admin charge for this service and VAT is charged on the whole amount.
There are currently a range of grants to help employers meet the cost of employing an apprentice
Grants are available from:
The Creative Employment Programme
UK Music can advise you on which grants are available and offer free help with grant submissions.
For more information from CC Skills on funding for apprentices: https://ccskills.org.uk/supporters/funding
Employers can download our guide here: http://www.ukmusic.org/assets/general/Apprenticeships_-_An_employers_guide_NEW.pdf