Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the specific skills needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Employers can use Apprenticeships to train both new and existing employees.
Because it is good business. Skills shortages are still one of the biggest threats to UK business. Apprenticeships can help businesses across all industries by offering a route to harness fresh talent. If you have trained staff with the right skills for the job they can do a wider range of tasks and take on new responsibilities – this can help to reduce skill shortages, minimise staff turnover and workplace accidents, and increase productivity.
Taking on an apprentice is cost effective because your people can learn while they’re on the job and the government contributes to the costs of learning.
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.
|Over 80% of those employers
who work with apprentices agree
they make their workplace more
|92% of employers who work with apprentices
believe that Apprenticeships lead to a
|81% of consumers favour
using a company which takes
|83% of employers who work with apprentices
rely on their Apprenticeships programme to
provide the skilled workers that they need for
|Employers who take on an
apprentice only pay their
salary. The Government will
fund their training.
|One in five employers are offering more
apprenticeships to help them through the
tough economic climate.
If companies and learners are eligible, there are government subsidies available for new or existing staff to start an Apprenticeship. TLE can offer specialist recruitment services tailored to your business to recruit Apprentices that meet your needs and even facilitate the payment of an Apprenticeship Grant for your business!
Work based qualification to prove competency
with in job role
(i.e. NVQ/ Certificate)
i.e. BTEC – may involve work release depending
Key Skills/Functional Skills
(Literacy, Numeracy & ICT)
i.e. understanding Health & Safety in the
workplace & Personal, learning and thinking skills
Apprenticeships can last anywhere between 1–4 years depending on the qualification and the competency of the candidate.
Most Apprenticeships that TLE deliver last 12–15 months on average.