Apprenticeship vacancies: how to submit a vacancy

Guide for training organisations on submitting a vacancy on the apprenticeship vacancies (av) system.



These documents assist training organisations in putting together quality vacancies which will be attractive to candidates and meet the quality and content requirements.

The guidance has been designed to help raise the quality of vacancies being posted on av and reduce the need for vacancies to be referred back for further work. This will impact positively on both learners and employers who use the system.

National minimum wage: mandatory wording for use in apprenticeship adverts

From Thursday, 1 October, the apprenticeship minimum wage will rise to £3.30 an hour.

Any vacancies submitted through the Apprenticeship vacancies service with a start date of 1 October or later, must reflect the new rate.

For all roles advertising apprenticeships that pay less than the national minimum wage, you must include the standard apprenticeship minimum wage tex below in the ‘Important Other Information’ section to meet the legal requirements.

With effect from 1 October 2015, the national minimum wage (NMW) for apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16 to 18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the national minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.The wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Web services and interfaces

Apprenticeship vacancies has a series of web services that are available which provide employers and providers even greater benefits and give even more reasons to use the recruitment system.

In order to utilise the web services please complete the registration form.

Contact details for divisional apprenticeship vacancies co-ordinators

Mailboxes for contacting divisional apprenticeship vacancies co-ordinators in relation to posting vacancies on av:

North division


Central division

Central Eastern: East Midlands:
West Midlands:

South division

South West: South TV: London/SE: