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Your Employer Pathway to Apprenticeships

The aim of the Apprenticeship Pathway for employers is to provide key information to enable you to make apprenticeships a realistic option for your business.

  • – guidance on funding and incentives;
  • – the role of the Skills Broker;
  • – training and development;
  • – preparing for your apprentice;
  • – celebrating success.

Getting Started with Apprenticeships

How do Apprenticeships work? What does it entail for your business? We’ll set the scene in this section. Find out the basics here.

Skills Advice and Solutions for Businesses

Our team of Skills Brokers will complete a Training Needs Analysis with you to help you pinpoint areas where an apprenticeship programme could benefit your business.

Create, Advertise and Recruit Your Apprentice

You have decided to recruit an Apprentice? We can create a job specification, advertise, short-list, assist with interviews of apprentices, arrange work trials and start dates saving you time and money.

Planning for the Apprenticeship Start

Have you identified an Apprenticeship mentor? Have you met the assessor? Make sure you plan carefully to give the Apprentice the best start in your company. We’ve got some ideas here that may help you.

The Apprenticeship Journey Begins

From induction to regular catch-ups and performance reviews, we provide ongoing guidance to ensure the Apprenticeship programme generates real returns. Download our templates to get support at every step.

Celebrate Success and Progress

It’s time to plan for the progression of the Apprentice. There are several options and here are a few things to consider.

Share your Experience as an Employer

Let others know how Apprenticeships worked for your business by becoming an Apprenticeship Champion.
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