Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships for Employers

Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any business to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

There are rules governing what an apprenticeship is. The main ones are:

  • the apprentice must be employed in a real job.
  • they do not have to be new to the organisation; they may be an existing employee who is receiving appropriate training.
  • the apprentice must work towards achieving an approved apprenticeship standard or apprenticeship framework.
  • the apprenticeship training must last at least 12 months.
  • the apprentice must spend at least 20% of their time on off-the-job training.

Apprenticeships are a ‘win-win’ situation for employers and apprentices. Apprentices get a real job, receive training towards nationally recognised qualifications, gain the benefits of work based experience and qualifications and earn a wage at the same time; whilst employers get financial assistance towards the off-the-job training costs, and gain skilled staff who can make a real contribution to their business.

Apprenticeships for Employers

Cost effective way to find enthusiastic people to bring fresh ideas to your company

Deliver skills designed around your business needs

Can be used to upskill exisiting staff into new roles to aid sucession planning

Creates a reliable talent pool to grow your business