Apprenticeships – Information for Employers

For employers, taking on an apprentice would give your company access to a whole host of well trained and highly motivated individuals that can bring some fresh approaches (and innovative ideas) into your workplace.

Take on an Apprentice

Apprenticeships provide a key route into the construction industry and play a vital role in ensuring our economy recovers. Now is the time to play your part and take on an apprentice to ensure there isn’t a skills gap in our future workforce. The Government have announced additional benefits for businesses taking on new apprentices.

For more information click here .

To watch a video on how to hire an apprentice using the Apprenticeship Service click on the link to the left.

CITB – Apprenticeship Support and Recruitment

We need an extra 217,000 workers of the next five years to ensure construction can continue to thrive.

Apprenticeships will help futureproof the industry and provide an excellent route to secure a skills, diverse future workforce.

This PDF illustrates the schemes that are supported by your Levy, are free to access and with your involvement will help bring new talent into the industry.

There has never been a better time to take on an apprentice with support from CITB and the UK Government.

To read PDF with further information please click here.

CITB Skills and Training Fund – How to complete a Completion Tracker

Please click on the image to the left to watch a help video from the CITB on how to complete a Completion Tracker from.

Shared Apprenticeships
Information for Contractors

Shared Apprenticeships is a not-for-profit organisation which manages a flexible ‘shared’ approach to apprenticeships, reflecting the needs of the construction industry.

They take care of the employment responsibilities for the apprentice and allow the contractor to choose the placement length which meets the needs of their business.

They manage their apprentice’s journey by moving them between host contractors to enable them to achieve their apprenticeship. The benefit to contractors is that they can support a proportion of an apprenticeship without any long term risk or commitment whilst meeting their business needs and delivering local training obligations.

For their apprentices, the benefits of their shared apprenticeship experience is clearly demonstrated in their breadth of knowledge, skills and personal development.

For more information click here.

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An Employers Guide to Apprenticeships

As an employer, there are many benefits to employing an apprentice, and the process is also a lot more simple than you think!

Are you an employer eager to take on an apprentice but not sure where to begin?

For more info about how to take on an apprentice and the benefits it can have for your company, click here .

Costs and Funding

For information on the costs and funding of apprenticeship schemes, click here.

Shared Apprenticeships Scheme South West

Shared Apprenticeships South West work with a number of main contractors, sub-contractors and local supply chains to manage and provide the best apprentices to suit you, taking care of employer responsibilities.

For more information on how your company can join their network, click here.

An Employer’s Guide to Apprenticeships:

For more information click here.