Over 130,000 businesses across the UK offer Apprenticeship places because they recognise their effectiveness at increasing productivity, improving business performance and ensuring a committed and competent workforce.
Recruiting apprentices will support you to:
- Fill any skills gaps you have in your current workforce
- Develop specialist knowledge
- Improve staff morale
- Develop your corporate social responsibility
- Improve efficiency and productivity
Employing an apprentice
Apprentices must be aged 16 or over and combine working with studying for a work-based qualification - from GCSEs or equivalent up to degree level. Apprentices can be new or current employees.
These are the key things you need to know:
- You may be eligible to receive a grant or funding to employ an apprentice
- You must pay the apprentice at least the minimum wage during their placement with you
- An apprenticeship can last between one and four years
- Your apprentice must work with experienced staff, learn job-specific skills and study for a work-based qualification during their working week (for example, at a college or training organisation)
There are several steps to taking on an apprentice:
- Choose an apprenticeship framework or standard relevant to your industry
- Find a training organisation that can provide the training, qualification and assessment
- Check to see if you are eligible for funding
- Advertise your apprenticeship
- Select your apprentice and agree an apprentice agreement with them
Entrust Learning and Skills training offer
Entrust provide the training, qualification and assessment for a number of apprenticeship frameworks and standards. We will support you from start to finish with the recruitment, funding and training process.
We provide training for the following apprenticeship roles:
To find out more, call us on 0300 111 8030 or email email@example.com.