KITS has been established
as one of the leading independent Engineering Training
Providers in the area. We currently have a significant number of apprentices working in the Engineering Industry.
offers Apprenticeships at NVQ Levels 2 & 3
in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Fabrication
By providing a wide range of Apprenticeship programmes
you have a choice of the most relevant to suit your
own business requirements.
KITS has a fully resourced workshop designed to
replicate a modern workshop environment. All our
apprentices receive training on a wide range of equipment
that they will find in a workshop, from manual lathers
and milling machines to the latest state of the art
CNC machines with on machine justification.
KITS is one of the leading training providers in
West Yorkshire and as such you and your apprentice
will have the back up and support of our entire organisation.
Your Apprentices’ nominated advisor will always
be on hand to offer expert advice and guidance.
Every year we have more people apply than there
are jobs available. Most of the young people that
apply are enthusiastic and ready for a job in the
Engineering Industry. Our rigorous selection policy
means that only the best are offered to companies.
Apprentice Levy – Information for Employers
In Spring 2017 the way the Government funds Apprenticeships in England is changing. Some
employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be
changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.
The Apprenticeship Levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over
£3 million each year, to make an investment in apprenticeships. You can benefit from this
investment by training apprentices.
Paying the apprenticeship levy
You will need to pay the apprenticeship levy if you are an employer, in any sector, with a
pay bill of more than £3 million each year. For the purposes of the levy, an
‘employer’ is someone who is a secondary contributor, with liability to pay Class 1 secondary National
Insurance contributions (NICs) for their employees.
The levy will be charged at a rate of 0.5% of your annual pay bill. You will have a levy
allowance of £15,000 per year to offset against the levy you must pay. This means you will
only pay the levy if your pay bill exceeds £3 million in a given year.
You will pay the levy to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) through the Pay as You Earn (PAYE) process.
Accessing money paid under the apprenticeship levy
Once you have declared the levy to HMRC you will be able to access funding for
apprenticeships through a new digital apprenticeship service account.
You will be able to use this to pay for training and assessment for apprentices in England.
The service will also help you find training providers to help you develop and deliver your
Apprenticeship training started before May 2017 – all employers
Apprentices who have been accepted on to an apprenticeship programme before 1 May 2017 will
be funded for the full duration of the apprenticeship under the terms and conditions that were
in place at the time the apprenticeship started.
This will be the case for apprentices following programmes underpinned by both
apprenticeship ‘frameworks’ and new ‘apprenticeship standards’. Where the apprenticeship
requires you to make a payment to the provider or to the Skills Funding Agency, this will
continue at the same rate.
If you pay the apprenticeship levy you will not be able to use the funds in your digital
account to pay for these apprenticeships.
The above information is taken from www.gov.uk and further information can be found at
or please contact our Employer Engagement Team on 01484 711462