Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed
around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally
recognised qualifications. You can use Apprenticeships to train
both new and existing employees who are moving into a new or
changed job role and need to learn new skills. Funding is available
to train apprentices.
Apprenticeships are designed by the Sector Skills Councils,
while the National Apprenticeship Service helps to fund the
training. Business representatives from the relevant industry
sector work with the Sector Skills Councils to develop the course
content. Because they genuinely understand your business, the
training will be relevant for your industry.
Over 100,000 employers in over 160,000 workplaces offer
frameworks across a wide range of industry sectors. Depending on
the sector and job role an Apprenticeship can take anything between
one and four years to complete. It is a package of on-the-job
training and qualifications.