What is an Apprenticeship and How Does it Work?

An apprenticeship is a job with an accredited apprenticeship standard alongside. Taking on an apprentice can be a great way to bring new talent into your workplace or upskill your existing staff.

How does it work?

  • Your apprentice will be employed like any other member of staff and is usually employed for at least 30 hours per week.
  • You will need to allow your apprentice around 20% of their working hours to complete their ‘off the job’ training. They may attend a college or training centre to complete this, or the provider may be able to deliver the training at your workplace.
  • The ‘off the job’ training and qualification side of the apprenticeship will be delivered by an approved apprenticeship provider who will support you in setting up the apprenticeship and making it work for your business.