Toolkit: Hiring Apprentices

The apprenticeship system is being radically reformed, but the steps you need to complete to employ an apprentice will remain broadly the same. This guide highlights stages in the process that will be affected by the changes.

Apprenticeships and other vocational routes into employment offer young people a good start in a career as well as allowing employers to train up employees with exactly the skills they need in their workforce. Over half of young people do not choose to follow an academic pathway, so by offering vocational routes into your business, you will be able widen access to enable ambitious young people from all backgrounds to enter your workforce, building a strong and diverse talent pipeline for your business.


It was developed as part of Business in the Community’s Future Proof campaign, backed by the City & Guilds Group to help employers break down the barriers in their recruitment processes to create quality, accessible jobs for all young people.

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