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How to get an apprentice?


There are many ways to get an apprentice, but the most common way is to find someone who is looking for a new apprentice or to use a staffing agency. There are also online resources and apprenticeship databases that can help you find the right apprentice for your business.

Our partners offer multiple apprenticeship training schemes. From engineering apprenticeships to becoming a finance manager.

Apprentices are aged 16 or over, they combine working and studying to gain skills and knowledge in a specific job. Apprentices can also be new or current employees.

They will:

  • Work with experienced staff
  • Learn job-specific skills
  • Get time for training or study during their working week (at least 20% of their normal working hours)

The benefits of an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships have been around for centuries, but they are becoming more popular as a way to get training and a job. There are many benefits of an apprenticeship. 

First, apprenticeships provide on-the-job training. The apprentice can learn new skills and see how they are applied in the real world. 

Second, apprenticeships can lead to a job. Many employers like to hire apprentices because they have already been trained and know the company’s policies and procedures. 

Third, apprenticeships are paid positions. They can earn money while learning a trade or profession. 

Fourth, apprenticeships offer flexibility. The apprentice can often work part-time hours or shift work so that you can continue your other work commitments. 

Finally, apprenticeships offer opportunities for advancement. 

How long does an apprenticeship last?

Apprenticeships must last for at least a year. They can last up to 5 years depending on the level the apprentice is studying.

Typically speaking, most apprenticeships last between 2 and 4 years.

What qualifications will they get?

Apprenticeships range from level 2 to level 7. Level 2 is the equivalent of a GCSE standard and level 6/7 is a degree standard.

Level 3 apprenticeships are the most common type as these are the equivalent of 2 passes at A level.

Level 4 is the equivalent of a foundation degree, a Higher National Certificate (HNC). 

How to find an apprentice?

Finding an apprentice can be hard to do. There are a few ways in which you could seek out your required staff member:

  • Hold open days
  • Visit schools, colleges and universities
  • Social media
  • Speak to us!

Should you hire an apprentice?

In short… yes. Hiring an apprentice can be invaluable to your business. There are several benefits to doing so.

Future-proofing your business is one of them, they will develop their skills specifically for your business allowing them to make key decisions that can benefit your business as a whole.

Having an apprentice also gives you a spare pair of hands, allowing you to offload work onto them so you can take on more work. More work = more revenue.
If you would like to know more about hiring an apprentice, visit our apprenticeships page, fill out the form and one of our key account managers will get in touch.

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Where will the apprentice(s) be based? *

I have a physical office where the apprentice will be based and has access to support from existing staff. This includes if you work in the field but have an office.

Apprentices working remotely means that they will be working from home for the entirety of their apprenticeship.

Please enter the address where the apprentice will be based. (registered address if remote)

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Postcode *

Please select an apprenticeship category of interest (you can make multiple selections)*

Customer service roles such as, business admin, customer retail, sales representative etc.
Supporting and engaging with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal or external customers.
Dealing with customer queries, purchases and complaints.
Providing customer service products and services for businesses and other organisations including face-to-face, telephone, digital and written contact and communications.
Helping customers buy products or services from retail organisations such as department stores, garden centres, high street chains, supermarkets and online and mail order businesses.
Construction industry roles such as, carpentry and joinery, plumbing and domestic heating etc
Using timber products to create and install building components.
Fitting and servicing domestic water, heating and drainage systems.
Installing and servicing a range of domestic and commercial equipment.
Make and repair upholstered furniture.
Hair & Beauty industry roles, such as nail technician, hair professional, beauty therapist etc.
Working as a barber or hairdresser to provide hair cutting, styling and grooming services for men and women.
Completing beauty treatments as a key part of a beauty business.
Selling beauty products and helping customers choose which ones to buy.
Completing nail services on a one-to-one basis with individual customers/clients within commercial timings.
Hospitality & Service roles such as, hospitality supervisor/mananger, chefs, bakers, etc
Working across a variety of organisations focusing on ensuring excellent customer experience.
Preparing food and carrying out basic cooking tasks in every section of a kitchen under the supervision of a senior chef.
Running a specific section of a professional kitchen, for example, sauces, pastries or fish.
Carrying out a range of general and specialist roles within hospitality businesses, including bars, cafes, conference centres, restaurants and hotels.
Web, Marketing & Data roles such as, digital marketer, marketing executive etc
Use online and social media platforms to design, build and implement campaigns and drive customer sales.
Creating content for a wide range of media, including digital, social media, broadcast and print.
Helping to shape, support and deliver marketing plans, working in conjunction with the Marketing Manager.
Develop, implement and maintain complete IT solutions such as networks, operating systems and applications.
Engineering & Mechanical industry roles such as, Electrical & mechanical engineers, vehicle repair etc
Carrying out a range of engineering operations.
Providing technical support to engineers and other construction professionals.
Removing and refitting damaged mechanical and electrical components on a car before and after body repair work has been carried out.
Carrying out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles.
Team Leaders & Management roles such as, Project management, Team Supervisor, Senior Leader etc
Leading the care service and managing teams of carers to look after adults with care needs.
Managing teams and projects to meet a private, public or voluntary organisation's goals.
Managing teams and projects in line with a private, public or voluntary organisation's operational or departmental strategy.
Responsible for the marketing activities and strategy of their organisation.
If you can't find the right category for your business, please select this. There will be a following question on the next page to describe your sector and requirements.
Please describe the course you are looking for. *
How many apprentices are you interested in taking on? *

We have a person in mind who is not yet with our company but we could take them on.

Yes, we have a current member of staff who could benefit from being higher-skilled.

Please describe their relevant training experience.

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