Apprenticeships boost the skills of the workforce and benefit employers and individuals. They give young people the chance to build a better future by taking their first step on the employment ladder and those already in work the opportunity to progress further. From 6 April 2017, the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing, with the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.
Only employers with annual pay bills greater than £3 million, and some connected companies and charities with pay bills less than this amount, will be required to pay the apprenticeship levy. For the purposes of the levy, an ‘employer’ is defined as someone who is a secondary contributor, with liability to pay Class 1 secondary National Insurance contributions (NICs) on the earnings of their employees.
The CAP scheme enables a company balance the skills needs of the company against the current workforce. The added value to a CAP registered company includes:
Gives an understanding of the competency levels within your company, highlighting any skills gaps within the workforce and thus develops a training matrix to bring the workforce to where you need them to be for your company.
Enables you to link project skill requirements with workforce skill levels
Impacts on ‘right first time’ targets and thus reduces scrap rates giving substantial cost savings.
Demonstrates to your customer base that you are committed to maintaining and improving quality.
Demonstrates the compliance of your workforce within audited schemes such as NADCAP, ISO standards and SC21.
Internships and EngD Opportunities
Candidates Looking for an Internship
If you're looking for an internship position in the UK, you can list your details on this page for the UK industry to see.
Email email@example.com with your contact details as well as:
- The area in composites you would like to intern in.
- The duration of your ideal internship.
- A short paragraph of why you are looking for this work and your long-time goals.
- Your country of residence.
- Your up-to-date CV/resume.
Your details will be posted here for 3 months and included in our newsletter, sent out to 3,000 composite professionals each month.
Looking for Interns?
If you are a company with internships available we'd love to list your vacancy here.
Please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org which should include:
- Type of internship.
- Job description.
- Duration the position is available.
- Any additional help for the successful applicant (pay, help to find accommodation etc).
- How interested people should apply.
Listings are free-of-charge and placed in our fortnightly bulletin to members.
EngD Opportunities with the National Composites Centre
- Exothermic reaction behaviour of single part aerospace grade epoxy resins
- Continuous Fibre Composites – Fatigue Behaviour Prediction
- Development of liner-less lightweight composite pressure vessels
- Exploitation of Novel Material Technologies (ExMaT)
- Integrated Defect Detection for Automated Composites Manufacture
- Manufacturing process model framework for entire manufacturing process chain
- Overmoulding for Butt-Joined Aerostructures (OBStruct)
- AIRBUS - Development of forming simulation capabilities for use in large-scale next-generation composite aerospace structures
- Recyclate technology development
- Robust Automated Preforming Process
We have collated information on becoming an employer for member companies. This includes details on starting up, employing people, payroll issues, responsibilities, pensions, sick pay, tax tips and more!
Leadership and Management
We offer access for members to information on:
- Small business recruitment
- First time employer information