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Apprenticeship training

If you're ready to start using apprenticeships in your business and have identified which standards will help you develop the skills your business needs, it's time to look at training options and start experiencing the benefits!

As a small or medium business, we recommend you identify a local training provider or college as your apprenticeship delivery partner. 

The government has set up a register of apprenticeship training providers, which requires any provider or college that wants to deliver apprenticeship training to be registered. This means you can check this register and be confident that your selected provider has the capacity and capability to deliver good quality apprenticeships.

Gold standard apprenticeship providers

If you’re looking for a training provider to help you recruit, train and retain apprentices in your business, we are currently setting up a network of gold standard apprenticeship providers to meet your needs.

Every single one of our gold standard providers will be rigorously assessed, and regularly reviewed, on its ability to deliver an outstanding service to employers.

Find out more about People 1st gold standard apprenticeship providers


View the apprenticeship standards

The new standards form progressive career pathways but what job roles do they cover? Access the standards, assessment plans and and guidance to support the delivery of apprenticeships.

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Seasonal apprenticeships

Are you looking to employ apprentices on seasonal contracts? The Education & Skills Funding Agency is running a pilot for businesses in the hospitality & tourism sector to trial an approach that includes a break in apprentices’ learning.

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