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WHAT IS AN
APPRENTICESHIP?

With apprenticeships you can enhance your workforce and introduce a fresh perspective to your business.

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 1500 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.

BENEFITS TO
EMPLOYERS

The apprenticeship programme delivers great results for our organisation. Over 20% of all technicians within our nationwide dealer network have graduated through the DAF dealer national apprentice programme.

- DAF Trucks

Apprentices bring diversity of thought, new ideas, generational perspective and fresh thinking, as well as notable impact.

- Microsoft

With the current skills gap, particularly in engineering, we passionately believe that apprenticeships are essential to encourage, develop and engage as our leaders of the future.

- Highways England

Our apprentices have allowed us to diversify and take on projects we were previously unable to accomplish.

- Gingernut Media

HOW DO I EMPLOY
AN APPRENTICE?

Recruiting has never been easier with the free ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ recruitment site. It enables you to advertise your vacancies for free and find candidates who match your criteria.

EMPLOY AN APPRENTICE

The National Apprenticeship Service supports employers and advises on their requirements and helps to explain how the recruitment process works.

For more information call us on freephone 0800 0150 600 or fill in our enquiry form.

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EMPLOYERS

Employers can benefit from Apprenticeships as much as the young people doing them can.

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TEACHERS

Discover how an apprenticeship can kickstart your students' careers.

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PARENTS

An apprenticeship can kick start a career you and your child can be proud of.

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