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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.

Fin out further 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 Wednesday, 7th September 2022

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