Flexi-job apprenticeships using an approved agency

Information about flexi-job apprenticeships using approved agencies, in occupations that often use short-term contracts or other non-standard employment models.

Applies to England



Flexi-job apprenticeships take place in sectors and occupations that often use short-term contracts or other non-standard employment models.

Employers and apprentices can use an approved flexi-job apprenticeship agency where the agency:

  • employs the apprentice for the duration of their apprenticeship
  • arranges placements with host businesses

The ‘conditions of registration’ document outlines the conditions that agencies must meet.

Details relating to the framework and specification that we will use to review the quality of approved agencies can be found in the ‘Quality framework for flexi-job apprenticeship agencies’ document.

Information about portable flexi-job apprenticeships, where an approved agency is not required, is available.

Updates to this page

Published 3 August 2021
Last updated 11 July 2024 + show all updates
  1. Removed the contact details of CSL (Central Services) Ltd from the East of England and South East sections of the 'Register of flexi-job apprenticeship agencies', as this agency no longer offers this service.

  2. Removed 'The New Leaf Initiative CIC' from the 'Register of flexi-job apprenticeship agencies'.

  3. Removed 'Trendy Pooches (Heswall) Ltd' from 'Register of flexi-job apprenticeship agencies'.

  4. Removed 'Future Nation' from the 'Register of flexi-job apprenticeship agencies'. Added hospitality and retail sectors to Inspire ATA Ltd.

  5. Updated website address for Randstad Solutions Ltd.

  6. Removed the entry for Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry Limited, from the 'Register of flexi-job apprenticeship agencies'.

  7. Removed Digital Innovators from the 'Register of flexi-job apprenticeship agencies'.

  8. Added NHS North of England Commissioning Support Unit to the Yorkshire and the Humber region in 'Register of flexi-job apprenticeship agencies'.

  9. Removed The Apprenticeship Works from the 'Register of flexi-job apprenticeship agencies'.

  10. Updated 'Conditions of registration for flexi-job apprenticeship agencies' and added 'Quality framework for flexi-job apprenticeship agencies'.

  11. Updated details for FDM Group Ltd and Flex Legal Ltd in the England (all regions) section and Manchester Athena in the North West.

  12. Added Clink Events, Denbre Ltd T/A Joe Brennan Training (JBT), FDM Group Ltd, Flex Legal Ltd, Manchester Athena Ltd, Manpower UK Ltd, NSAR Ltd, Randstad Solutions Ltd, Toolstation Ltd, Trendy Pooches (Heswall) Ltd and Twin Training International Ltd to 'Flexi-job apprenticeship agencies'. Separated the table into smaller tables, organised by region.

  13. Removed The Apprenticeship Management Group Limited from the 'Register of Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agencies' at the organisation's request.

  14. This content has been reformatted. It brings together guidance on flexi-job apprenticeships and the register of flexi-job apprenticeship agencies, which is in the document ‘Flexi-job apprenticeship agencies’. Applications to join the register closed on 31 May 2023.

  15. First published.

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