Employ an apprentice

Find out how to employ an apprentice and how it could benefit your business.

Benefits to your organisation

You can employ apprentices at different levels, from school leavers to people who want to further their careers or retrain.

If you hire an apprentice, you could:

  • reduce training costs- up to 100% funding could be available to support apprenticeship programmes in your business
  • build skills- 86% of employers said that apprentices helped to develop relevant skills for the organisation and fill the skills gap
  • increase productivity- 78% of employers say that apprentices improved productivity
  • reduce staff turnover- 90% of apprentices stay on in their place of work after completing an apprenticeship

Watch our video about what an apprenticeship can do for your business.

How employing an apprentice works

Apprentices combine paid work with study to gain skills and knowledge in a specific job. An apprenticeship takes between one and 6 years to complete.

At the end of the apprenticeship there will be an independent assessment, called an ‘end-point assessment.’ This is an opportunity for the apprentice to show they’ve got the skills they need to continue in their occupation.

Find out if you can apply for apprenticeship levy transfer funding with us. 

Learn more about how to employ an apprentice on GOV.UK.