An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It is a way for individuals to earn while they learn gaining valuable skills and knowledge in a specific job role. The apprentice gains this through a wide mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise new skills in a real work environment.
Apprenticeships benefit employers and individuals, and by boosting the skills of the workforce they help to improve economic productivity. Find out about the benefits of recruiting an apprentice here
An apprentice can be a new recruit or current employee aged 16 or over. While they work, they learn the core skill set for the job. Alongside work, they study for a nationally recognised qualification. Find out how you can recruit an apprentice here.