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Our Offer to Employers

St John Ambulance can deliver apprenticeship training programmes for your staff which allows your staff to train for nationally recognised qualifications whilst continuing their day-to-day role in their workplace. An apprentice spends 20% of their time on their apprenticeship studies. 

Apprenticeships are the perfect way to invest in your workforce, by employing new recruits or upskilling existing staff. We offer apprenticeships for business, the public sector, care sector, and the charity sector. 

 St John Ambulance draw on our expertise of delivering highly trusted training programmes, to provide excellent learning opportunities for your employees in a range of subjects. We are an approved training provider on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP) and can offer advice and support around how to fund an apprenticeship, including making use of the Apprenticeship Levy. 


How do I get started?

1. Find your ideal apprenticeship- Select which apprenticeship programmes are most appropriate for your sector and staff. 

2. Review your funding options - The Government supports businesses and organisations to employ apprentices and you can get financial support to do this. Depending on the size of your organisation, you may already pay the Apprenticeship Levy. Also, if you hire an apprentice before 31st January 2021, you could benefit from up to £4,000 of additional funding. For more information, see our FAQs or the specific information on each apprenticeship page.

3. Contact us and define your requirements - Get in touch via our contact form and discuss your requirements. You can also contact us for advice. 

4. Get your apprentices started - Your new apprentices will start their apprenticeships, have ongoing training and support from our specialist teams, and continue to work in their workplaces.

We can support your staff with the administrative aspects of running an apprenticeship or we can complete some aspects on your behalf. For example, we can support you to register as an apprenticeship employer on the government apprenticeship service portal or to complete the necessary on-boarding documentation for your apprentices.  

5. End Point Assessment - Your apprentices will complete their programme and be assessed during  their EPA (End Point Assessment).

6. Celebrate your apprentices' success - Your apprentices will now be ready to use their new skills and knowledge to benefit your organisation. 


How are apprenticeships delivered?

All our apprenticeships take a blended learning approach:

  • Face-to-face or webinar sessions
  • Online learning modules
  • Capturing work-based learning
  • Regular review meetings

All apprentices will receive training of the highest quality which both engages and challenges them to stretch their skills, knowledge and behaviours to the next level. We involve learners at every stage of their apprenticeship, from on-boarding right through to coaching for their end-point assessment, ensuring that they receive a completely learner-centric experience which will serve them well not just on day one of their programme, but every day for the rest of their career. 

How much does an apprenticeship cost?

You can get help from the government to pay for apprenticeship training. The amount you get depends on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not. You could be eligible for extra funding depending on both your and your apprentice’s circumstances.

You pay the Apprenticeship Levy if you’re an employer with a pay bill over £3 million each year. If you do not need to pay the levy, you pay 5% towards the cost of training and assessing your apprentice. 

Additionally, there are also incentive payments for employers who hire a new apprentice between 1st August 2020 and 30th September 2021. For more information, see our FAQ below.

For full details on apprenticeship funding & incentive payments, please check the Government's website. To register for an apprenticeship service account to access funds or pay for training, please visit the Government's website.

Why choose St John Ambulance as your apprenticeship training provider?

St John Ambulance take great pride in embedding our HEART values within all learning opportunities. This means the training apprentices receive will be firmly rooted in our values of humanity, excellence, accountability, responsiveness and teamwork. Importantly, we will take time to understand the values of your own organisation, so that learning can focus on these too!

All our work is driven by our HEART values: 

    • Specialism in the third sector allows us to embed humanity at the core of all our apprenticeships.
    • We are the nation’s leading first aid charity, with a proud history of delivering excellent training.
    • Allow us to take accountability to manage a smooth learning journey every step of the way, using our interactive online platform.
    • A blended learning approach which combines online learning modules with face-to-face delivery, which can be responsive to the needs of your organisation.
    • Teamwork between you and St John Ambulance to build the exact package you need, with the opportunity to enhance the learning experience with courses such as Mental Health First Aid.

Apprenticeship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

As a national apprenticeship training provider on the national Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP), we’ll support you at every step of becoming an apprenticeship employer.

What financial incentives are there?

The government recently announced that it will be extending its incentive scheme for recruiting an apprentice until 31st January 2022. This means there is no time like the present for hiring a new apprentice!

For apprentices who joined your organisation after 1st October 2021

From 11 January 2022, you will be able to apply for a payment of £3,000 for apprentices with an employment start date from 1 October 2021 to 31 January 2022, and an apprenticeship start date before 31st March 2022.

How can you use the apprenticeship incentives funds? 

You can spend the incentive payments on anything to support your organisation’s costs. This could include uniforms, your apprentice’s travel or their salary. You do not have to pay it back.

This payment is in addition any other incentive payments you already receive. For example, the existing £1,000 you’ll already get for taking on an apprentice who is aged 16 to 18 years old, or under 25 and has an education, health and care plan, or has been in the care of their local authority.

What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

Am I making the most of the Apprenticeship Levy?

Are apprenticeships still running during COVID-19?

Is St John Ambulance a ROATP registered apprenticeship training provider?

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What makes us different?

Our values-led approach

Specialist Wellbeing and Resilience Support

Our apprenticeships


Care Sector Apprenticeships



Third Sector Apprenticeships


Leadership and Management Apprenticeships

leadership and management apprenticeships


View our apprenticeships:

Level 2 Adult Care Worker

Level 3 Lead Adult Care Worker

Level 3 Team Leader or Supervisor

Level 5 Learning and Skills Teacher

Level 5 Leader in Adult Care

Level 5 Operations or Departmental Manager

Are we your ideal apprenticeship training provider?

Contact our national apprenticeship team to find out more and discuss your plans