What are Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are jobs which enable young people and adult learners to earn a wage while they train at work and gain a recognised qualification.

Depending on the type of work chosen, an apprenticeship take between 12 – 24 months.

The content of all apprenticeships is set by each industry. Employers can add content to meet the needs of their business and each apprentice. We can help you create a stimulating and worthwhile apprenticeship to develop staff who will be a credit to your business.

Apprentices usually work for at least 30 hours a week. Employers are responsible for wages and other employment costs.

An apprentice must receive the minimum wage for their age.  For details, please visit this page.

All apprentices must have an apprenticeship agreement with their employer, which we can give you.

Apprenticeships are available at intermediate, advanced and higher (degree) level, covering more than 170 industries and 1500 roles. Ask your UKTD consultant if we can help you find apprentices for other areas of your business.

Why Choose an apprenticeship?

  • 96% of employers say that an apprentice benefits their business.
  • 72% of businesses report improved productivity as a result.
  • Two-thirds of employers say that having apprentices improves products or services, brings new ideas, raises morale among staff and encourages staff to stay.
  • The average person completing an apprenticeship increases productivity by £214 a week.  These gains include increased profits, lower prices and better customer service.