There is no cost to the prospective apprentice when undertaking the apprenticeship. As the employer considering the apprenticeship route, you should first determine whether you're a Levy payer
, or not. If you are, you will need to meet the agreed training costs through your digital account. If you do not have a digital account, and you have more than 49 employees on your payroll, you will pay 5% of the agreed training costs. If you have 49 or fewer employees on your payroll, and your apprentice is aged 19+, you will pay 5% co-investment of the agreed training costs. Small business support (for those companies with fewer than 49 employees) is available for organisations recruiting 16-18 year olds, which means the training is fully-funded by the government.