UPSKILLING YOUR WORKFORCE
BOOST EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE AND RETENTION
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
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 suit the learning and development needs of your employees.
Apprenticeships are designed by employers, so they reflect the relevant knowledge, skills and behaviours that your business needs.
HIRING AN APPRENTICE
Apprenticeships help bring valuable skills into your business with the government's support. They’re suitable for people at any 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:
choose an apprenticeship training course and find a training provider using find apprenticeship training
create your own apprenticeship opportunity using recruit an apprentice
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
RECRUIT AND APPRENTICE
Over 8 million searches for apprenticeships on Find an Apprenticeship each month.