What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is a job with training. A blend of ‘on’ and ‘off the job’ training that provides individuals with the skills they need for their chosen career, while also earning a wage.
Apprenticeships are available across a wide range of industry sectors and are an excellent way of gaining nationally recognised apprenticeship skills, knowledge and behaviours, whilst working and gaining real workplace experience. Some, but not all apprenticeships also have nationally recognised qualifications as part of the programme.
Anyone living in England can do an apprenticeship. There is no upper age limit for being an apprentice, although the minimum age is 16 years.
Who can do an apprenticeship?
There is no upper age limit for being an apprentice, although the minimum age is 16 years.
Any business can employ an apprentice, as long as the apprentice is employed for not less than 30 hours per week.
In addition to recruiting apprentices to your business, an apprenticeship programme can be used as part of a comprehensive CPD programme for employees that have recently changed roles or been promoted.
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What levels of apprenticeships are there?
There have been recent changes to the way that Apprenticeships are funded by the government. Please click the link below to find out more information about the new levy scheme
We currently offer a range of apprenticeships including:
Accountancy, Business administration, Creative & Digital Services, Customer Service, Financial Services, IT Application Specialist, Marketing, Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools, Team Leading & Management
How do I recruit an apprentice?
If you are looking to recruit an apprentice to your business, then don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We will arrange to come out and meet with you and explain exactly how apprenticeships work and how they might work for your business.
Once you have decided to recruit an apprentice, we ask you to complete a job description form and then we will advertise the vacancy for you.
The vacancy will be advertised on the National Apprenticeship Website and through various other forms of social media, including our own website.
We will help you every step of the way through the recruitment process and beyond. Once your new apprentice has started in the workplace, we will arrange to come in and meet with you and your apprentice to go through all of the enrolment for the appropriate apprenticeship programme.
That’s not the end, after the apprentice is on programme we will continue to meet with you and them throughout the programme to review progress and answer any questions or queries.