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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are full-time paid jobs which incorporate on and off the job training. Apprentices must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, including time training away from the workplace with a minimum contract length of 12 months.

Apprenticeships.gov.uk hosts information on becoming an apprentice, why you should employ an apprentice, as well as step by step guides on how to employ an apprentice.

Tackling the Skills Shortage

Skills shortages can significantly hinder growth. The dedicated Business Skills Advisor can provide free, pro-active and independent support for your business. A five-point plan has been developed to help your business tackle skills shortages.

 

 

Last updated Tuesday, 26th February 2019

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