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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.

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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We have partnered with the most exclusive companies in order to get you the best deal.

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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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)

Street Address *
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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