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Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships made simple for your business

With 1500 job roles covering 170 industries, there’s an Apprenticeship to fill most skills gaps.

Whatever size your business, you can get free, impartial and expert support to secure the skills your business needs through Apprenticeships. 
 
We can help you with:
 
• Recruitment
• Frameworks
• Finding the training provider
• Paperwork
• Accessing grants
 
Small businesses can get extra help through the Leeds Apprenticeship Training Agency, which reduces the costs, risk and paperwork associated, any of which can often stop smaller organisations committing to an Apprenticeship.

Worth the investment
 
Nearly every employer taking on an apprentice reports benefits to their business, with 72% saying it increases productivity. If you’re a business with up to 1,000 employees, you could get a £1500 grant to help with the cost of starting a new apprentice aged 16 to 24 years.

Leeds businesses tell us what apprenticeships have to offer
 
Please click on the documents section for further details of how one such company has seen the benefits of recruiting apprentices or watch this short video.
 

Grow your own talent 

Apprenticeships are real jobs with skills development designed by employers, supported by quality training from local providers. Apprenticeships bring in new ideas, improve products and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

They last for a minimum of 12 months, paying a minimum apprentice wage starting at £2.68 an hour for 16 to 18 year olds.
 
So get in touch now for free, impartial support from the Leeds Apprenticeships Hub.
Just call us on 07712 214 916​ or email leedsapprenticeshiphub@leeds.gov.uk.
 
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