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Hiring an apprentice

Apprenticeships help bring valuable skills into your business with the government's support.

They’re suitable for people at any level so you can hire someone new or upskill an existing employee.

Find apprenticeship training

First, you’ll need to find apprenticeship training and choose a training provider.

Advertise your apprenticeship

Next, you’ll need to advertise your apprenticeship. You can do this using the recruit an apprentice service.

These opportunities will be advertised on find an apprenticeship.

When advertising, be as clear as possible so candidates can quickly understand whether the apprenticeship is right for them.

You can manage the recruitment process or ask your training provider to manage it on your behalf.

An apprentice must:

  • be 16 or over

  • not already be in full-time education

  • be living in England

There are other ways to find an apprentice to increase the diversity of your applicants. For example you could:

  • hold open days

  • arrange visits to schools, colleges and universities

  • use social media

  • participate in careers events, such as WorldSkills UK Live

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