Looking to Recruit an Apprentice?

Whether you’re looking to upskill or retrain a current member of staff, or recruit a fresh new talent, we’ve got a dedicated team who can guide you with all things Apprenticeships.

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Anyone over the age of 16 can become an apprentice. This often means it can attract a wide talent pool – and we’ve got the knowledge and experience to pair you with the individual who most meets the skillset and attitude that you need for your business.

We’ve worked alongside employers to place over 400 apprentices in the last four years. If you’d like to take advantage of our services and secure an apprentice, here’s what you need to know.

What is an apprentice?

An apprentice is a member of your workforce who undertake off-the-job training. They would be an integral part of your business, while going off-site to gain valuable training at Hopwood Hall.

Apprenticeships are designed with employers and offer a structured programme that develops industry-specific skills needed for individuals to undertake their job to a high standard.

The government covers a proportion of the cost associated with training apprentices. However, this is dependent on the age of the apprentice and employers are still responsible for paying their apprentices’ wages.

Why take on an apprentice?

You’ll soon find that an apprentice can become an invaluable part of your business. You’ll be able to nurture their growing skillset around the needs of your business, while at the same time taking advantage of the expert training they’ll receive at the college.

Just some of the other benefits include:

  • A fantastic way to fill your skills gaps
  • An opportunity to increase employee satisfaction by having a motivated workforce
  • You can reduce staff turnover by investing in their training and development
  • You can increase business productivity and improve your bottom line
  • An amazing way to gain a fresh perspective
  • It’s a cost effective recruitment method
  • You’ll get a guaranteed return on investment
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How can you take on an apprentice?

It’s never been easier to take on an apprentice. Our Apprenticeships team will guide you every step of the way to make sure the experience is seamless and will lead to immediate rewards for your business.

Please check out guide below and be sure to get in touch with one of our expert consultants at apprenticeships@hopwood.ac.uk if you need more information or are ready to start the process.

Middleton Campus
Rochdale Road, Middleton
Manchester, M24 6XH
0161 643 7560
Rochdale Campus
St. Mary’s Gate
Rochdale, OL12 6RY
01706 345 346