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What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme designed by employers for employers. Apprenticeships represent a cost effective innovative way to progress your existing staff’s Continuous Professional Development (CPD) or bring in new enthusiastic staff to meet the demands of your business.

Key points to an Apprenticeship:

  • Apprentices must be over 16 years old
  • Apprentices must be employed for 30+ hours per week (this can include their day at college). They CANNOT be self – employed or a volunteer
  • Apprentices must complete 20% off the job training
  • Minimum length of an Apprenticeship is 12 months and 1 day.

We offer a variety of Apprenticeship in industries including Hairdressing, Engineering, Childcare, Construction, Business support plus many more. To find a course that will suit your business download our course leaflets.

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Funding options

Funding options - under £3 million annual wage bill
Funding options - over £3 million annual wage bill



What are the benefits to my business?
Improved staff morale
of businesses employing Apprentices report a more motivated and satisfied workforce.  
Improved profits
of businesses employing Apprentices report improved profits.
Skills for the future and staff retention
of employers report Apprenticeship training has increased staff retention.
Increased productivity
£214 a week
Businesses using Apprenticeships have increased productivity.


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