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Apprenticeships are a cost effective way of training new and existing employees with the skills they need to excel in your company. With such a variety of programmes, Apprenticeships are becoming an increasingly popular form of training for businesses.

The way the government funds Apprenticeships in England has changed. Some employers are required to contribute to an Apprenticeship Levy. For more information please get in touch with our Employer Services team on 0208 651 1131 or visit GOV.UK for guidance.  

Want To Hire an Apprentice?

Click the button below to complete a 'Business Request Form' and arrange a chat with a member of the employer services team.


Key Benefits

  • Training meets industry standards and is relevant to your company 
  • Additional benefits for Employers recruiting Apprentices aged 16-18 
  • Funding is available to support employers hiring an Apprentice over 19
  • Apprentices are committed and motivated - they can see you are investing in them
  • Application is through us - selected candidates are referred to employers 
  • 96% of employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business* 
  • Our close links with the National Apprenticeship Service gives you extra support

* statistic taken from the National Apprenticeship Service 

Paying an Apprentice

Employers support the Apprentice's training and must pay at least the National Minimum Wage depending on their age.

Apprentices are entitled to the Apprentice Rate if they’re either:

  • aged under 19
  • aged 19 or over and in the first year of their Apprenticeship

Apprentices are entitled to the Minimum Wage for their age if they are both:

  • aged 19 or over
  • have completed the first year of their Apprenticeship

For current Minimum Wage and Apprenticeship Rates visit:

Course Information

Training is flexible, with the majority being completed ‘on the job’ and the rest provided by us.

We are often developing new programmes to keep up-to-date with industry changes if you cannot find the course you are looking for please do not hesitate to contact us.


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This Government backed initiative is aimed at candidates who lack confidence, and need to gain further qualifications and work related skills before starting an Apprenticeship. The programmes offer work preparation training, an opportunity to improve English and Maths.

Traineeships are available in:

  • Business
  • Caring Services
  • Construction
  • Digital Media
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality
  • Social Media

Further information about Traineeships is also available from the Government website.

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