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Our fantastic experienced employer engagement team can match your recruitment and skills gap needs to the fantastic pool of talented people we train and engage with. If you are looking for a tradesperson we have a vast array of skills and experienced candidates completing our trade courses. Our courses and CSCS testing centre can also support your current workforce training development. If you are looking to develop your future skilled workforce by hiring an apprentice or upskilling one of your current staff through an apprenticeship qualification we are here to support and guide you to maximise the benefits these programs bring.

We can match your recruitment needs to our pool of talented & skilled learners.


Free apprentice recruitment service from interview to enrolment with the very best account management.

Training Courses

Employee training courses from CSCS to professional trade courses.

The STC Group deliver fantastic short course, traineeship and apprenticeship training throughout the year as well as a free recruitment sourcing service to support employers specific recruitment needs.

Recently the Government has highlighted the importance apprenticeships will provide to employers as we all look to bounce the economy forward during the Covid-19 outbreak, at The STC Group we have an unrivalled track record of industry knowledge, customer service and delivery of successful outcomes and we would be delighted to support you in maximising the benefits hiring an apprentice brings. Our guidance includes making sure levy paying employers who have a wage bill of 3 million pounds or more spend their levy in the most productive way and non-levy employers utilise the Government funding available to support their workforce growth. The STC Group currently specialise in the following sectors Accounting, Customer Service, Recruitment, Business Administration, Team leading & Management, Construction, Social Care, Hair & Beauty and Personal Training with a range of qualifications from L2 to L5.

Businesses that offer apprenticeships view them as beneficial to their long-term success. Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any business to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. As the economy recovers from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, apprenticeships will be more important than ever in helping businesses to recruit the right people, and develop the skills they need to respond to conditions and grow – both now and in the long-term. Employers that hire a new apprentice can benefit from current Government cash incentives that have been extended until March 2021. This includes up to £3k to hire a 16-18 year old, £2k for a 19-24 year old and £1.5k for an apprentice aged 25 years and above.

Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

Join the growing portfolio of employers and learners benefitting from our award winning training and recruitement provision.

Existing incentives to hire an apprentice include the following and will remain

Employers are not required to pay National Insurance Contributions for apprentices under the age of 25 on earnings below the higher tax rate of £827 a week (£43,000 a year).

£1,000 payment to the employer when they train a 16- to 18-year-old. £500 once the learner has been on the apprenticeship program for 3 months with the remaining £500 after completing 12 months on the apprenticeship program.

£1,000 payment to both the employer and provider when they train a 19- to 24-year-old who has previously been in care or who has a local authority education, health and care plan. Payment timelines as above.

The Government fully fund or contribute to 95% of the cost of the qualification depending on the age of the apprentice and size of the company. 

Outline of new extra Government incentives to hire an apprentice

The government’s Plan for Jobs will help to kick-start the nation’s economic recovery. In recognition of the value apprentices can bring to our economy, an incentive payment will be made to employers who hire an apprentice between 1 August 2020 and March 2021. The apprentice must be a new employee to the business, have a contract of employment start date between 1 August 2020 and March 2021 (inclusive) and must not have been employed by the employer within the six months prior to the contract start date.

Claims can start to be made by employers in relation to these apprentices from 1 September 2020. Those claims must be made through the apprenticeship service. There will be two levels of payment based on age. For apprentices aged 16-24 the payment will be £2,000, and for apprentices aged 25 or over the payment will be £1,500. The payment will be made directly to employers in two equal instalments, where the apprentice is still in learning at day 90 and day 365. There will be no limit on the number of incentive payments that an employer can claim for apprentices eligible to receive funding, provided each apprentice meets the criteria, including being a new employee.

Whether you have never recruited an apprentice before or are currently working with apprentices and a training provider I can guarantee that speaking to The STC Group in regards to our services will be the best training and recruitment decision you will make.

We are an award winning training provider graded Good by Ofsted and registered on the ROTAP. We offer a mixture of both Government funded and commerical courses including trade courses in our state of the art construction training centre.

Our qualifications can start throughout the year and can be delivered to new or existing staff looking to up-skill. We have professional, accredited assessors working alongside employers and learners through our online e-portfolio platform OneFile to maximise success and productivity.

Whether you are looking to add new skills to your tradesperson or upskill your accounting and finance team with unrivalled customer service, we are the ideal choice for your training needs.

A dedicated employer engagement professional offering a free apprenticeship recruitment service from interview to enrolment, our traineeship provision allows both the employer and trainee 6 weeks to adapt to one another before committing to the apprenticeship qualification.
  • Apprenticeship Recruitment
  • Levy Management Support
  • Maximise your Levy Spend
  • Professional Accredited Assessors
  • Upskill Existing Staff
  • Recruit New Staff
  • State of the art training facilities
  • Award Winning
  • Team building training available
  • Construction & trade training
  • Train to industry standards
  • Apprenticeship training & support
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