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How to recruit an apprentice

Recruiting an apprentice is easy with Hopwood Hall.

Step 1

Contact the team on 0161 654 4373 or email apprenticeships@hopwood.ac.uk.

Step 2

Our Skills Consultant will meet with you to establish your business needs, help you develop a job description and begin promoting your vacancy.

A Health & Safety appraisal will also be required to ensure it is suitable for an apprentice.

If you are a levy paying employer (paybill over £3m) you will also need to setup an online account with the national apprenticeship service – through which you will plan your apprenticeship programme and manage the funding for your apprenticeship(s). We can assist you in setting this up and managing the system.

Step 3

Our Recruitment Advisor will source and screen candidates who fit your requirements and send you CVs for consideration. Once you have chosen a shortlist, we will arrange the interviews on your behalf. We interview all applicants ourselves before sending them on to employers ensuring all candidates are of a high calibre.

Step 4

Following the interviews, we will give feedback to all candidates on your behalf, informing your chosen candidate they have been successful.

Step 5

Once you have chosen your apprentice, we complete the paperwork and ensure you and the apprentice are ready for the apprenticeship to start.

Step 6

Once your apprentice has started employment we arrange a visit with our trainer, who meets the apprentice and mentor to create the learning plan for their training and development.

Any further questions?

We are here to help contact us on email apprenticeships@hopwood.ac.uk.