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An apprentice is a full-time member of your workforce who combines on the job training, supplied by you, with college attendance.

They will study towards nationally recognised qualifications that are specific to your business needs. Apprentices are usually school leavers and are increasingly being recognised as an excellent way of introducing new talent into businesses. However, you can put an employee of any age onto an apprenticeship.

By combining learning and training through a mixture of on and off the job training, apprentices develop the skills and knowledge your business needs whilst gaining essential industry qualifications and accreditations.

Why choose us as your training provider?

If you decide that an apprentice is right for your organisation our Business Development Team will assist you throughout the process – you will be allocated your own Business Development Executive who will answer all of your questions, advise you on funding issues, advertise your apprenticeship vacancy and assist with the recruitment and selection process.

Business benefits

Regardless of the size of your business there are many benefits that your business can realise from an apprenticeship with St Helens College including:

  • Increased productivity
  • Lower training and recruitment costs
  • Filling your skills gaps
  • Grants for employers

Financial Support

There are many sources of funding that organisations could access but are not aware of including to support taking on an apprentice.

Find out more on our dedicated employer financial support

If you would like an informal chat to see whether you could benefit from an apprentice and what would be involved, please call our Business Development team on 01744 623424 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..