Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, designed to meet the needs of you the employer. An apprenticeship usually takes between one and four years to complete, but the duration depends on the level of apprenticeship, the apprentice’s ability and the industry sector.

As with any other training path there is clear progression from intermediate (Level 2) and advanced (Level 3) apprenticeships to higher apprenticeships, which are degree level equivalent qualifications.

Who is eligible for an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are open to your existing staff and/or your new recruits.


  • can be any age as long as they are over 16.
  • should be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week.
  • must be UK residents (or resident for a minimum of 5 years).

Our industry–experienced Apprenticeship team are currently working with over 600 apprentices in around 300 businesses at all levels in a wide variety of industries. They are there to provide support and guidance to both Employer and Apprentice throughout the scheme to ensure you both maximise the business benefits:

  • Advising on funding availability
  • Assisting in the recruitment process
  • Assessing, reviewing and monitoring the Apprentices progress
  • Identifying opportunities to upskill your employees

If you are thinking about developing a current employee or taking on a new apprentice, please contact our Apprenticeship Team by emailing us on 

Take a look through the Employer's guide to Apprenticeships for more information about the benefits of recruiting Apprentices.


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