Hiring and training an apprentice

Become a training provider, recruitment and funding guidance, standards and assessment plans, how to register.

Services

  1. Apprenticeship agreement: template

    This agreement must be signed by the apprentice and the employer at the start of the apprenticeship.

Guidance and regulation

  1. Search for apprenticeship standards
  2. Employing an apprentice

    How to take on an apprentice as an employer, what's expected of you and what funding you can get.

  3. Apprenticeship funding bands
  1. Apprenticeship funding and performance management rules 2017 to 2018

    • Guidance
    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
  2. How to register and use the apprenticeship service as an employer

    • Detailed guide
    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
See all guidance and regulation

News and communications

  1. Ofqual conference 2017 - presentations from the day

    • Ofqual
    • News story
  2. Final building blocks in place for Institute for Apprenticeships

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  3. DfE encourages more businesses to offer apprenticeships

    • Department for Education
    • Press release
  4. Apprentice welcome letter

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Correspondence
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Policy and engagement

  1. Institute for Apprenticeships: draft operational plan
  1. Apprenticeship funding from May 2017

    • Department for Education and Closed organisation: Skills Funding Agency
    • Policy paper
  2. Apprenticeships engineered for success

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Case study
  3. Fairfield Control Systems: keeping knowledge, building skills

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Case study
  4. Oasis shows the beauty of apprenticeships

    • Education and Skills Funding Agency
    • Case study
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