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Apprenticeships Improve the skills of existing staff and new staff in your business

Apprenticeships for Employers


An Apprenticeship is a work-based learning programme designed around the needs of employers, which leads to nationally recognised qualifications. They are a cost effective way of improving the skills of existing staff and new staff in your business.

Why recruit an Apprentice?

Employers throughout the UK were recently surveyed by the Learning Skills Council on the benefits of hiring an apprentice (Populus, 2009)

said that the apprenticeship programme resulted in greater staff retention and lower staff turnover.

said that they gained a better calibre of job applicant through the apprenticeship programme.

said that employing apprentices generated higher overall productivity for their organisation.


said that the apprenticeship programme increased employee motivation and overall job satisfaction throughout their organisation.

said they rely on the Apprenticeship programme to give them the skilled workers they will need for the future.

said that Apprentices tend to be more loyal, remaining in their company longer that non-apprentice employees.

What Apprenticeships are available?

Our Apprenticeship programme offers apprenticeships from Level 2 to Level 4 in a diverse range of sectors for existing or new staff in your business. Click here to see our full range of apprenticeship courses.

What are the key elements within an Apprenticeship?

Each apprenticeship contains core training in the subject area, optional modules or pathways to tailor the course to the learner’s specific job role, functional skills in Maths, English and ICT dependant on apprenticeship requirements and learners level of literacy and numeracy before the programme.

Who is eligible to become an apprentice?

Any existing or new members of staff will need to have been a resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the past 3 years and should be at least 16 years old.

How will the course be taught?

Learning is undertaken by a mixture of 1 to 1 sessions, group sessions, on/off the job training and mentor support. Delivery models can vary to fit in with your business needs and Apprenticeship requirements. The flexible nature of this type of training means your business gains maximum impact for minimal disruption.

How long does an Apprenticeship take to complete?

The length of apprenticeship training will vary depending on the prior skills and knowledge level of each individual learner. However, it will take a minimum of 12 months to complete an apprenticeship.

How to recruit an apprentice?

Searching for staff can cost time and money. Profound Services will take the effort out of recruiting and provide you with apprentices of the highest calibre.

We make sure all our candidates meet the standards you have requested for your specific industry.

We will determine your training requirements and how many apprentices you may be looking to recruit. We will then work with you to meet those needs and supply you with high quality young people.

Each apprentice is allocated a vocationally competent training assessor who will support them through the training and liaise with you as the employer with regard to both on-the-job and off-the-job training and general progress.

Please contact us to discuss how we can be your recruitment solution.

Is my business eligible for funding?

Apprenticeship funding is available through the National Apprenticeship Service. The size of the contribution varies, depending on the individual learner(s).

To hire an apprentice or find out more, leave your details and we can get in touch using the form on the page.

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