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600+ Courses To Choose From

With over 600 courses to choose from, there will be an apprenticeship for you.

Upskill existing staff

You can create highly skilled members of staff by providing them with an upskill opportunuity through an apprenticeship programme.

Industry recognised training

Courses that provide you with industry-recognised qualifications. 

Government grants

You may be eligible for government funding from available schemes.

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Apprenticeship programs provide an opportunity for people to gain the skills, qualifications and experience they need to find a job.

They can help young people develop the business, technical or vocational skills that are needed for a successful career.

Programs can be found in many different sectors, including health, law, engineering and manufacturing.

Apprenticeships generally last anywhere from one to four years.

For employers, apprenticeships provide a way to train new workers, and they can be a cost-effective way to fill positions.

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Every Industry Can Benefit From An Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are more popular than ever. Young and eager individuals are looking to pursue their new careers. By offering apprenticeships, both your business and the apprentice can benefit.


What is an Apprenticeship?
A Fantastic opportunity to hire a new person OR Upskill a current employee who will grow and develop into a highly-skilled member of staff with your company. Professional industry-specific training will be given to this person offering an amazing opportunity on both sides at a low cost with government support.

What does it mean for my business?
This is an opportunity to either take on a new member of staff who will train and grow OR you can move a current member of staff onto an Apprenticeship to become more highly skilled.

What Funding is Available for my business?
The government will fund 95% of training for this individual to make them into a highly skilled worker in your industry.

When Does this scheme start?
Good News… its already started and you can apply immediately.

How many Apprentices can I take on?
There is no limit to how many Apprentices you take on. But there are a few requirements we will discuss during your application.

What do I need to pay?
You pay the remaining 5% of the course value and the agreed wage with the apprentice, thats it. 

Who can Apply?
There are no specific requirements other than you need to be a registered company, charity or sole trader. The candidate must be working with skilled staff members.

How do I apply?
You can click the button below to start your application, or if you would like more info please continue reading.

What is an Traineeship?
A Traineeship is a skills development programme that includes work experience placement at you company.

What does it mean for my business?
Traineeships help prepare young people between 16 – 24 for employment or apprenticeships. They will grow with your company and potentially become a valued member of staff.

What Funding is Available for my business?
The Government will contribute £1000 to each starter to assist with cost and training etc.

When Does this scheme start?
Good News… its already started and you can apply immediately.

How many Trainees can I take on?
You are able to take on 10 Trainee’s at any one time.

What do I need to pay?
There is nothing you will need to pay as an employer. You may want to assist with contributions to the Trainees Travel but there is no expectation on wage.

Who can Apply (Company)?
There are no specific requirements other than you need to be a registered company or sole trader. The candidate must be working with skilled staff members.

How do I apply?
You can click the link below to start your application, or if you would like more info please continue reading.

Is my Business Eligible?

If you are a registered company in the UK or sole trader you are able to benefit from either of these schemes.


To take on an apprentice you must be able to provide:

At least the apprenticeship minimum wage

An apprenticeship term of at least 1 year

The same entitlements as a full time employee

Employers' liability insurance

Opportunity to work with experienced staff learn job-specific skills


To take on an Trainee you must be able to provide:

A safe, meaningful and high-quality work experience placement

A minimum of 70 hours of work experience placement over the duration of the traineeship (if the trainee claims benefits, the placement cannot last longer than 240 hours)

Constructive feedback and advice to the trainee

An interview for an apprenticeship or job in your organisation at the end of the traineeship if one is available

An exit interview at the end of the traineeship with meaningful written feedback if no job is available

Apprenticeship Must Knows

If you wish to register for an apprenticeship, you must be able to provide the following.


Most businesses are eligible for 95% of the apprentice training costs to be covered by the government, which means you only have to pay the remaining 5%.

30 Hours minimum

Our partners require your apprentice to work a minimum of 30 hours a week.

20% Off job training

The apprentice requires at least 20% off the job training. For more information, please visit the FAQ section below.

Paye is required

To take on an apprentice, PAYE must be in place and the apprentice must be payed via PAYE.

Benefits of taking on an Apprentice

Not only can delivering a talent pipeline improve the quality of candidates occupying roles within an organisation, apprenticeships can offer a huge range of further benefits.

According to the National Apprenticeship Service, around 96% of employers surveyed had experienced at least one benefit from employing an apprentice.

The survey also revealed that employers said:
Apprentices had improved their product 74%
Apprentices had actually improved productivity 78%
Apprentices had helped to develop skills for their organisation 85%
Employing apprentices had improved retention of staff 67%
Apprentices stay way beyond completing their training 65%
Had boosted staff morale 73%

Upskill Existing Staff

An Apprentice does not have to be a new employee, you can enrol any existing staff member onto an apprenticeship, either to further their skills in their current job role or enhance their skills so they can take on new responsibilities. For many apprentices this will be their first major step into a career they are passionate about and this represents an unparalleled opportunity for them to learn and grow with your business and its needs.

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The HQ Club are in effect, a business concierge service, where we provide you with all services to ensure the success of your business.

Membership to the HQ Club is entirely FREE.

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Most frequently asked apprenticeship questions

You can be any type of company structure.

There may be a grant included, for more information specific to your circumstances, visit the following sites below.

For more information on apprenticeship grants, visit

For more information on Traineeship grants, visit

No, you can be an apprentice at age 16, or 65+.

However, the minimum age is 16.

As long as the apprentice is on apprenticeship minimum wage and you have employers liability insurance, then yes. Your business will be eligible.

Our response time is 2 working days, however, we generally respond much faster.

Yes, through our partners, we will help find you the right apprentice for the job.

You can take an existing employee and put them through an apprenticeship scheme, allowing them to upskill and become a more valuable staff member.

This does not mean that the apprentice is going to be working 80 percent of the time.

‘OFF THE JOB’ is ‘things’ that the apprentice has learned that is new and is relevant to the course.

Apprenticeship companies usually provide most of this training. (For example, an apprenticeship company provides 13% of this, the other 7% the apprentice can do other stuff like relevant learning)

The exact type of training depends on the training provider and the course.

It could be: block training. The apprentice goes on their training course for 1 week every 5 weeks. This can be done at the workplace or at home if the employer allows.

It could be: once a week, for the whole day, they go somewhere to train.

The scheduling is very flexible and is known well in-advance. (Apprentices can have some of their training moved)

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