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If you want to get started in a career, or progress to a higher level, you can’t beat an Apprenticeship.

The qualifications included in an Apprenticeship ensure that all the skills and knowledge needed for the job are taught, developed and accredited, making for a more capable, and more employable, worker.

For the Apprentice it’s a great way to work and study, whilst their employer knows that their staff are getting quality assured training.

Job applicants who have trained through an apprenticeship scheme are more employable than people with other qualifications, even degrees, a government survey has found.



Employability research from 500 companies, by ICM Research, revealed that employers rate apprentice’s skills and experience above other career paths.

Apprenticeships are work-based learning programmes designed to give the Apprentice the skills and understanding required to become competent in their chosen industry. Whilst gaining experience the Apprentice will work towards gaining nationally recognised qualifications.


Apprenticeships can be delivered in a wide range of business sectors, and we will help you access the funding as well as receive a grant towards the day to day running costs if you are new to Apprenticeships.


Apprenticeships are tailor made around the needs of both the apprentice and employer. Over 85% of employers who employ apprentices agree they make the workplace more motivated and productive. Businesses up and down the UK are opting to hire apprentices to help them tackle the current economic climate with a fresh perspective.


Competence (NVQ).

Employment Rights and Responsibilities.

Personal, Learning & Thinking skills.

Functional Skills; Maths, English & ICT


Apprentices are given the skills to sustain employment in the future and prepare them for further education.

With apprenticeships you can gain:

The programme will take a minimum of 12 months to complete. In order for apprentices to achieve their qualifications with the pressures of full time employment the employer must allow the apprentice time to study. Apprenticeships are available at level 2, level 3.


Apprentices must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week (not temporary, casual or freelance) and have been a resident in the UK or EU for 3 years. Some exemptions can apply. Not qualified at or above degree level (Level 4) for Level 2 and Level 3.



To ensure the quality of Apprenticeships the Government has introduced legislation that affects both training providers and employers. For our part we have to structure our


Apprenticeships to include at least 280 hours of learning each year, (through a mixture of learning on the job, with their trainer and individual study time).


From April 6th 2012 employers are required to include Apprenticeship details in contracts of employment; if you’d like any help with that get in touch, we have a template you can use as an add to your existing contracts.

The Apprenticeship Levy will be a levy on UK employers to fund new apprenticeships. In England, control of apprenticeship funding will be put in the hands of employers through the Digital Apprenticeship Service.


The levy will be charged at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s paybill. Each employer will receive an allowance of £15,000 to offset against their levy payment. It will be introduced in April 2017.