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Hire an apprentice

Employing an apprentice is easier than you think and there’s financial support and help available from the government.

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Understanding apprenticeship benefits and funding

Use this service to explore what benefits apprentices can bring to your organisation and calculate what funding could be available towards your apprentices training costs.

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Employ an apprentice for your business: step by step

Steps to a quality apprenticeship

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Recruit an apprentice

Over 8 million searches for apprenticeships on Find an Apprenticeship each month.

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Real stories

Find out from other employers how hiring an apprentice can benefit organisations.

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What are the benefits of hiring an apprentice?

Apprenticeships are an exciting option for both apprentice and employer.

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Recruiting an apprentice

Apprenticeships help bring valuable skills into your business with the government's support. Learn about how to recruit an apprentice.

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Upskilling your workforce

Did you know you can use apprenticeships to upskill and retrain your existing workforce?

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Funding an apprenticeship

Are you a levy or non-levy employer? Answer a simple question to discover your business type and how funding will work for your organisation.

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Training your apprentice

During their apprenticeship, your apprentice will receive two different types of training.

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Understanding end-point assessments

End-point assessment (EPA) is an assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that your apprentice has learned throughout an apprenticeship.

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How to choose the right apprenticeship training

There are hundreds of apprenticeships to choose from. They offer flexible, but structured training, that meet your needs as an employer.

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Choose a training provider

You will need to choose a training provider to train your apprentice. Find out why this is important and how to go about choosing one.

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Create an apprenticeship service account

You need to set up an apprenticeship service account on GOV.UK to access apprenticeship funding and post vacancies.

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Browse by sector

Find out what type of apprenticeships you can expect in your sector.

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Payments for hiring a young apprentice

Employers and training providers could be eligible for £1000 each if they hire an eligible apprentice.

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Alternatives to apprenticeships

If an apprenticeship isn't the right option for your business, there are other alternatives available, such as the Kickstart Scheme, Traineeships or T Levels.

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