For employers

Recruiting an apprentice can be of mutual benefit

Supporting your apprentice

Taking on an apprentice is a two-way relationship and you can play your part in helping them get qualified.

How can I help my apprentice?

Giving your apprentice experience of a wide variety of work and providing them with opportunities to learn new skills, visit customers and suppliers, or go to demonstrations and exhibitions is the best way to help them.

It's also good to help them with planning work-based projects and assignments and giving them access to any computer, software and equipment where needed. If you provide in-house training, giving your apprentice access to this and any other resources or specialist information would be beneficial too.

The most important thing though is to give them as much encouragement, advice and support as possible. This will give your apprentice a chance to progress and recognise their achievements along the way.