From air traffic controller to engineer to vet technician, there are hundreds of apprenticeships to choose from. They offer flexible, but structured, training that meets your needs as an employer.
Apprenticeships are designed by groups of employers, so they reflect the knowledge, skills and behaviours an apprentice needs for a specific occupation within a sector.
Each occupation has its own set of standards. You can search for apprenticeship standards by occupation.
You can also find out what type of apprenticeships you can expect in your sector.
Apprentices can be a new or existing employee and they must:
- be 16 or over
- combine work with study to gain skills and knowledge in a specific job
- spend at least 20% of their working hours on ‘off-the-job’ training
What should I look for?
Apprenticeships are being developed and approved all the time, so you can choose the right apprenticeship training for your business.
When looking for an apprenticeship, make sure you:
- select the right training to suit your business
- think about the level and duration of the training
- discuss your expectations with the training provider
- ensure your agreed training plan is flexible and can be changed to meet the needs of your business and the apprentice
Don’t accept training because it’s the only apprenticeship available at the time.
To choose a training provider, use the find apprenticeship training service.