How it works

Signposting is one of the four pillars underpinning the Apprenticeships Ambassador Network (AAN). Here we show you the things you might want to consider and what you need to do as an employer if you want to employ an apprentice.

The road to a quality apprenticeship

The steps to hiring an apprentice. Read more here.

Employing an apprentice

Apprenticeships help bring valuable skills into your business. Read more here and here.

Choose the right apprenticeship training

Apprenticeships offer flexible, but structured training, that meet your needs as an employer.  They are designed by groups of employers, so they reflect the knowledge, skills and behaviours an apprentice needs for a specific occupation. Read more here.

Create an Apprenticeship Service account

You need to set up an Apprenticeship Service account on GOV.UK to access apprenticeship funding and post vacancies. Read more here.

Training your apprentice

During their apprenticeship, your apprentice will receive two different types of training. Read more here.

Apprenticeship commitment statement

Employers must sign a commitment statement with their apprentice and training provider before training can start. Read more here.

End-point assessments

End-point assessment (EPA) is an assessment of the knowledge, skills and behaviours that your apprentice has learned throughout an apprenticeship. Read more here.

Apprenticeships checklist

In addition to checking the eligibility of the person to be an apprentice, there are contracts and agreements to sign. Read more here.

All employer articles for the apprenticeship service

Once you have started recruiting an apprentice, there are helpful articles to support you along the way. Read more here.