An apprenticeship is a way for both young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job and gain a qualification.
Hiring apprentices helps organisations to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.
Apprentices are available to businesses of all sizes and sectors in England, and can last anything from 12 months to 4 years.
They are linked to job roles or occupations some 1,500 of them across 170 industries. Therefore it is important to ensure that every apprenticeship is relevant and appropriate for both the school and the employee.