For a business’ first time recruiting an apprentice, the process can seem daunting. However, we have compiled all the information you’ll ever need to know about apprenticeships into one site. That way, we take on the responsibility of trailing through the thousands of complicated government websites, giving you more time to do what you do best.

Choosing to employ an apprentice can be one of the most rewarding and valuable decisions you, as an employer, can make. You are helping to support the young generation and provide opportunities that they might not otherwise have been available.

Together, we can all make a difference.

Where do you start?

  • Firstly, we recommend you find out about the benefits of recruiting an apprentice.

  • For guidance on what funding there is available to you for taking on an apprentice, and how to claim it, read our apprentice funding section.

  • For those who wish to find assistance from their local council, and to find out if there is any extra funding from the local government for recruiting an apprentice, read our local assistance guide.

  • If you need help finding a training provider, including information on choosing the most suitable, we have a dedicated area for training provider advice.

  • We recommend reading our summary and guidance on navigating the complicated Apprenticeship Levy too.

  • Perhaps you’re looking to find out about one of the government’s new schemes for recruiting young people? We have lots of useful information about The Kickstart Scheme.