How is it delivered?

CERT Apprenticeships can support you by advertising your vacancy, supporting your recruitment and help you find the right candidate. 


The training and support arrangements for the apprenticeship will be agreed between CERT, the apprentice and yourselves. It is important you are involved in the designing of the apprenticeship programme to ensure it meets your businesses needs. 

The apprenticeship will consist of training on the job in the workplace and off the job training when required.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a framework of separate qualifications that generally include a technical certificate for knowledge, vocational qualification for job role competence, English, Maths and ICT qualifications. There are three different skill levels: Intermediate, Advanced and Higher. Apprenticeships take between one and two years to complete and most apprenticeships are delivered in partnership between the employer and a training provider like CERT. One of the most important aspects to consider is that in choosing an apprenticeship route you are not employing "the finished article". You are embarking on a journey to nurture and develop new talent that can bring a completely new dimension to your business. 

Why hire an Apprentice?

An apprentice brings many benefits such as improved products or services, new ideas generation, better morale amongst staff and improvement in staff retention. 99% of businesses in the UK are small to medium sized but surprisingly only 10% of them employ an apprentice. This means a lot of businesses are missing out on an extremely effective way to tap into raw talent, up-skill their own staff and grow their business, as well are offering young people life changing career opportunities. 


How much does it cost?

It has never been more

cost-effective to hire an apprentice. The Government is investing £1.5 billion into apprenticeships and there is an array of funding and incentives.


The main employer costs are the apprentice's wages and supervision. Apprentices work for at least 30 hours per week and must receive the appropriate minimum wage. For more details on the national minimum wage visit the Gov website.   


How to hire an Apprentice?

Fill out our enquiry form below and we will be in touch.



If you employ less than 50 staff you could be entitled to £1k grant when you employ an apprentice aged 16-18

Simply complete and submit the form below and we will be in touch!

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