Train and develop your workforce, increase employee value and reduce attrition rates

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


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"I am very close to where I want to be in my career and that is down to the apprenticeship and teaching from my Entrust Skills Coach and Entrust."

Thomas Martin - Level 3 Supporting Teaching & Learning Advanced Apprenticeship, Churnet View Middle School