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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 of traineeships and apprenticeships 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 traineeships and 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 or offer a traineeship work placement can benefit from a number of Government cash incentives.

Our bespoke traineeship program supports young people to become even more job ready by enhancing their employability and functional skills. By offering them a work placement they can develop and learn new skills and you can see the potential of a new star employee.

You need to set up an apprenticeship service account on GOV.UK to access apprenticeship funding, something our expert employer engagement team can help guide you with.

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.

Cash incentives of £1k also available to employers offering traineeship work experience of 3 to 6 weeks.

The Government have increased incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice

Employers will receive £3,000 for new employees of any age who start their apprenticeship from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021.

The incentive payment is in addition to the £1,000 employers already receive for hiring an apprentice:

aged 16 to 18 years old

under 25 with an education, health and care plan or who has been in the care of their local authority

  • Apprentices who joined your organisation before 1 April 2021
  • For new apprentices who joined your organisation between 1 August 2020 and 31 March 2021 aged:
  • 16 to 24, employers will receive £2,000
  • 25 and over, employers will receive £1,500
  • You must apply for these apprentices before 31 May 2021.
  • Apprentices who joined your organisation from 1 April 2021
  • Employers will receive £3,000 for new employees of any age who start their apprenticeship from 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021.You can apply for incentive payments for these apprentices from 1 June 2021.
  • What you can use the payment for
  • The payment is different to apprenticeship levy funds, so you can spend it on anything to support your organisation’s costs. For example, on uniforms, your apprentice’s travel or their salary. You do not have to pay it back.
  • Eligibility
  • You can only apply for new apprentices who joined your organisation between 1 August 2020 and 30 September 2021.You cannot apply for an existing employee who joined your organisation before 1 August 2020, even if they started an apprenticeship after this date.
  • How to apply
  • You can apply for the incentive payment after you add new apprentices to your apprenticeship service account.
  • You must set up an apprenticeship service account to apply.
  • When you’ll get paid
  • We cannot make any payments until we’ve received and verified your organisation and finance details. This could take up to 3 months and we may contact someone from your organisation.
  • We’ll make the payment in 2 equal instalments for each apprentice. The first payment is sent after an apprentice completes 90 days of their apprenticeship and the second is sent after 365 days.
  • We’ll make payments by Bacs on the 14th working day of the month. It usually takes 3 working days to process.
  • After you apply, you can view applications, estimated payment dates and check the status of each payment in your apprenticeship service account.

We are an award winning training provider graded Good by Ofsted and registered on the ROATP. We offer a mixture of both Government funded and commerical training in a variety of sectors that include Business, Construction and Health and Social care.

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.

As an SME or apprenticeship levy paying employer our knowledge and experience is the very best in making sure you utilise training to the maximum benefit in order to develop new and current workforces,

Our advise is free but priceless so contact us today.

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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