Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes and they’re a great way to develop the skills and knowledge of your workforce. They can be used to recruit new staff into your organisation, or develop existing staff.

Apprenticeships are a valuable investment to your organisation.

  • You can be confident in the quality of learning due to the robust assessment process.
  • Staff are better trained and more committed, leading to higher retention rates and lower staff turnover reducing the cost of recruitment to your organisation.
  • You can use the apprenticeship for succession planning, helping in the development of your workforce.

Emma Croston, Learning and Development Manager at NorseCare Ltd told us,

We’ve upskilled and developed the quality of our existing staff, supporting talent and succession planning and quality performance in care within our homes.

Read about the positive experiences from employers using apprenticeships within their organisation.

If you’re new to apprenticeships take a look at the apprenticeship section in our learning and development guide. You’ll find a range of useful information and guidance including how apprenticeships work and getting started with apprenticeships.

Funding for apprenticeships

There’s also funding available towards the apprenticeship itself and other associated costs. The funding is different depending on whether you’re a levy paying or non-levy paying organisation. As an employer, you might also qualify for an incentive payment. Find out about funding and incentives.

Confused about apprenticeships and funding?

We've developed an online quiz to help employers understand and self-assess their knowledge on apprenticeships and the levy. It’ll take about 15 minutes to complete and we’ll also let you know what services and support Skills for Care can provide to help you with any challenges you may be facing.

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Need any help?

If you want any specific support on apprenticeships please get in touch.