Apprenticeships for employers

What you need to know

Looking to recruit an apprentice or train existing employees? We offer apprenticeships in a wide range of industries including construction, business, catering, hospitality, engineering, care, retail and horticulture.

What are apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships are designed to meet your needs as an employer through vocational training. It is a combination of on-the-job training and qualifications that are current and relevant to your industry.

Download Apprenticeship guide for employers


Who can do an apprenticeship?

Both new and existing employees can do an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are a fantastic option for those aged 16-24 who would like to take their qualifications linked to the workplace. Anyone over the age of 24 who wishes to do an apprenticeship at Level 3 or above will need to take out a student loan or fund the training themselves. There are a range of Apprenticeship levels to suit your organisation and level of skills required.

How are apprenticeships funded?

Apprentices aged 16-18 yrs: Government will fund the full cost of the training
Apprentices aged19 yrs -24 yrs: Government will pay up to 50% of the cost of the training
Apprentices aged 25yrs and over: contribution will be dependent on the sector

How will an apprenticeship benefit my organisation?

Having an Apprentice in your organisation will:
- Improve productivity
- Reduce training costs
- Reduce recruitment costs
- Fill skills gaps, including specialist skills specific to your industry
- Motivate staff and reduce staff turnover
To calculate the financial benefits for your organisation, visit the National Apprenticeships website.

How can I get an apprentice?

Chichester College will help you to find the best match for your organisation, and it doesn’t stop there. We will continue to support you and your apprentice throughout the Apprenticeship including: taking care of the paper work; arranging appropriate funding; and providing advice and support. You will be assigned an apprentice officer who will be on hand to guide you through the process.

Can existing employees do an apprenticeship?

Yes. Apprenticeships are a valuable and cost effective way of training existing employees and enabling them to gain the skills and qualifications that your organisation needs. 

What types of apprenticeships are available?

We provide apprenticeship training in a wide range of areas including: Business and Administration; Construction; Creative & Cultural; Engineering; Health Care & Early Years; Horticulture & Animal Care; Retail & Commercial; Sport & Leisure.

How can I find out more?

To request more information or to discuss:

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