Overview and benefits

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a way for people to gain the skills and experience they need to enter a particular career. Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with an academic element, which will include achieving industry recognised certificates.

Apprenticeship programmes are designed by industry, and allow employers to develop new employees in particular job roles. Within our sector these job roles can include:

  • Desktop Support
  • Hardware installation
  • Web design
  • Software development

and many others...

Benefits – why apprenticeships?

Financial advantage

Wage costs compare well to other recruitment routes – apprentices are paid a minimum of £100 per week.

Loyalty to company

Apprenticeships are likely to generate loyalty to your company among your trainees.

Understanding of technology

Apprentices bring an innate understanding of technology to your organisation.

Company culture

Your apprentices will gain a deep understanding of your organisational culture early on in their career.

More on apprenticeships

For more general information on apprenticeships please refer to the National Apprenticeship Service website www.apprenticeships.org.uk

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Employers views of apprenticeships

Employers views of Apprenticeships

This video showcases four employers of IT Apprentices from a range of IT SMEs  who talk about their experience of employing Apprentices, including how they benefits their business and the advice they would give to other employers who are considering taking on an IT Apprentice.

IT Apprentice with EPOSability

IT Apprenticeship with EPOSability

This video is a short case study of IT SME EPOSability where current and former apprentices and a company director talk about how they have grown their business using IT apprentices, including the benefits and their future plans.