Why hire an apprentice?
Recruiting an apprentice is a great way to develop the skills of a new employee, or upskill your existing workforce. With a wide range of apprenticeship options available across a variety of industries, you’re sure to find an apprentice who is perfectly suited to your business sector.
How to find an apprentice
Hiring an apprentice is one of the most rewarding decisions a business can make, for everybody involved.
Finding an apprentice can feel like a complicated process, but we make it easy. We help you find the right apprentice for your business needs, identifying key skills and work ethics to benefit both you and the apprentice. We also help you find the best funding support available and advise on how to access this support.
To help find an apprentice best suited for your needs, our dedicated Business Development Team can walk you through the apprenticeship recruitment cycle, helping you discover a range of qualifying apprenticeships with candidates to suit you.
From there, we help set up your digital apprenticeship account, it’s that easy.
Employing an apprentice
As an employer, it’s important to know what’s involved before you recruit an apprentice.
When you take on an apprentice, they must work with experienced professionals who assist their development of job-specific skills. Your apprentice must also be given dedicated time for studying during their working week, accounting for at least 20% of their regular working hours.
We make it easy to employ an apprentice, simply follow these steps to get started.
- Identify the appropriate apprenticeship for your business & get in touch with our apprentice recruitment team.
- Once chosen, The Source Academy provides training for your apprenticeship.
- Discover the available funding for employers. We help you find the best option available.
- We advertise your position in our vacancies area, helping you find an apprentice with relevant skills.
- Take on your apprentice, finalising an apprenticeship agreement and commitment statement.
Ready to get started? Find out more from our apprentice recruitment team.
Other options and further support
If you are unsure if hiring an apprentice would work for your business, a traineeship may provide an ideal opportunity to offer work experience before committing to a full apprenticeship programme.
For advice on how to offer the best support as an employer, read more about mentoring your apprentice.