Did you know you can use apprenticeships to upskill and retrain your existing workforce?

You can use apprenticeship training to:

  • fill key skill gaps in your business

  • boost employee motivation by investing in their development

  • improve retention


For example, an experienced employee may be keen to get a formal qualification in their specialist area. Or perhaps, someone has the aptitude and drive to learn something new and progress into a different role.

There are apprenticeships from level 2 to level 7 (equivalent to a degree) so you’ll be able to find apprenticeships that best suit the learning and development needs of your employees.

Apprenticeships are designed by employers, so that they reflect all of the relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours that your business may need.

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Apprenticeships help bring valuable skills into your business with governmental aid. They’re suitable for people at any kind of level so you can hire someone new or upskill an existing employee.

You’ll need to create an apprenticeship service account to hire an apprentice.


You can then either:



If you create an apprenticeship opportunity, we’ll advertise it on find an apprenticeship.

You can manage the recruitment process or ask your training provider to manage it on your behalf.

An apprentice must:

  • be 16 or over

  • not already be in full-time education

  • be living in England

There are other ways to find an apprentice and increase the diversity of your applicants.


For example, you can:

  • hold open days

  • arrange visits to schools, colleges and universities

  • use social media

  • participate in careers events, like WorldSkills UK Live



Over 8 million searches for apprenticeships on Find an Apprenticeship each month.