We offer employers direct, tailored information about the apprenticeship process, and we can support you through every stage of taking on an apprentice.
Convert existing opportunities
When you look at your organisation, are there areas where you have high turnover of employees, such as front of house, box office, or junior administration roles?
Do you employ a junior role and then spend a lot of time training and developing that individual?
The great thing about converting these opportunities into apprenticeships is that they are sustainable, as you already have the salary cost in your budget.
Create a new opportunity
If you want to create an opportunity, make sure it’s the right job for your organisation. You need the relevant people to understand the role and the apprentice should feel they are valued and have something to contribute.
If you think you can employ an apprentice, offer plenty of opportunity to develop their skills and support them through their time with you. Both you and the apprentice will reap the rewards.
Use this Capacity Questionnaire to see if you can deliver an apprenticeship. It’s not an eligibility test, purely a tool to help you assess your readiness to deliver a quality placement.
When you have made your decision you can dedicate some time to investigating your options, including funding. There are a number of funding options available to you to help you take on an apprentice.
Six steps to taking on an apprentice
- Write your job description
Decide on the job you want your apprentice to do.
- Check your funding options
Plan the finances - there's often support available when you take on an apprentice.
- Prepare for an apprenticeship
Decide how you want to organise the off-the-job training element.
- Start recruiting
Find your apprentice!
- The first day
Prepare everything for your apprentice's first day.
- After the apprenticeship
What do you want to happen next?