A toolkit for employers, with comprehensive information on all you need to know about recruiting an apprentice, how to gain support within your organisation, and dispelling some of the myths around apprenticeships.
Guidance and toolkit from London Councils, exploring how to secure employment and training opportunities, including Apprenticeships, through procurement. It includes model documents and clauses to adapt for use in contracts and voluntary agreements. These are also available as a Word document Opens in a new window.
This document looks at some of the barriers faced by young people leaving care when trying to access apprenticeships, and some of the work done by London boroughs to support them to improve their skills and readiness for work. It includes case studies from a variety of boroughs.
National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) – Responsible for working with employers all across the country to encourage apprenticeships. Your first port of call for encouraging apprenticeships with employers in your area or for investigating suitable training providers in your area. Get the Apprenticeships Employer Badge here.
Federation for Industry Sector Skills and Standards - An organisation comprising all 25 licensed UK Sector Skills Councils (SSCs), the employer-driven organisations representing learning and skills pathways for employers.
The Young Foundation Opens in a new window - The Young Foundation undertakes research to understand social needs and then develops practical initiatives and institutions to address them. They are currently working with Manchester City Council, Hertfordshire County Council and South Tyneside District Council on employment initiatives to engage young people, including apprenticeships.
Union Learn - Trade Unions play an important role in promoting learning in the workplace as well as encouraging employers to take on apprentices and make sure they have a fair deal.