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Why employ an Apprentice?

Over 130,000* UK companies already know the benefits that Apprentices bring to their organisation including:

Expand your workforce with minimal risk

The Apprenticeship programme allows you to expand your workforce for a relatively low cost over a fixed period. The programme also encourages you to recruit younger individuals, that you may not have previously considered, with minimal risk to your business (and the potential for significant benefits).

Train your workforce your way

Most Apprentices will come to you straight from full-time education (or very early in their work life) enabling you to train and develop them in the ways they will benefit your company.

Help recruitment and fill your skills gaps

Apprentices can be trained in the areas that your business needs most, helping to plug your skills gaps and increase opportunities to promote from within, saving your business time and money.

Types of Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of industry sectors and there are over 190 types of Apprenticeships from accountancy and engineering to veterinary nursing and floristry.

More information

For information on the range of Apprenticeships available, visit:

*apprenticeships.org.uk website, January 2010

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Apprenticeships, A Guide for Employers

Apprenticeships, A Guide for Employers
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