Strengthen and diversify your business
Apprenticeships are for ambitious people of all ages who want to earn while they learn, gaining real skills and knowledge. They offer employers the opportunity to strengthen and diversify their workforce providing a future talent pipeline tailored to business needs.
An apprenticeship is first and foremost a job and comes with substantial training and the development of transferable skills, which is beneficial to the employer and the employee. Most of the training is on-the-job working with a mentor, to learn job specific skills in the workplace. Off-the-job training will depend on the occupational area, the training organisation and the requirements and wishes of the employer.
Apprenticeships are available in 1,500 occupations across 170 industries to businesses of all sizes, lasting between 12 months and five years.
The value an apprentice can bring
Apprentices bring enthusiasm and a fresh perspective, so it’s no surprise that 89% of employers say they make their business more productive. With the expansion of higher and degree apprenticeships businesses can now access the higher-level technical skills vital to business performance and growth.
Apprenticeships also bring opportunity; to attract new talent, offer progression and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. They can also help lower recruitment costs, 75% of apprentice employers have found this to be the case and 80% say that apprenticeships will play a bigger part in their future recruitment plans.

Useful employer links

If you are an employer and want to know more about taking on an apprentice please do not hesitate to contact us and we can give you an overview of the process, the funding you could be eligable for and the support you will receive.

Fact sheet: AGE 16 to 24. Apprenticeship grant for employers
Fact sheet: The process of employing an Apprentice
The apprenticeship levy - an executive summary