How to find and recruit an apprentice

An apprenticeship combines learning at a college/training provider with on-site experience to give apprentices the right mix of technical and practical skills

The first step is to register your vacancy online by completing the form.

This takes about 10 minutes and doesn’t mean you’re committed to taking on an apprentice. You don’t always need to be levy registered to apply. 

If you want some help, a dedicated Apprenticeship officer can walk you through the whole process. Please email Employer.ApprenticeshipQueries@citb.co.uk giving your company name, location and contact details, and a member of the CITB Apprenticeships team will contact you.

What happens after I've applied for an apprentice?

Once we receive your vacancy, we'll provide you with any suitable applicants we have available to interview and then you can choose the apprentice right for your business. Or if you have already found a potential apprentice, then you can help them apply online so that we have their details.

When you’ve decided who you’d like to take on, an Apprenticeship Officer will contact you, to help complete any paperwork and make sure Health & Safety Checks are in place to meet the requirement of taking on an apprentice.  We will do all we can to keep the paperwork to a minimum. This may be done online or face-to-face where appropriate.

We'll help with arranging training for them at college and they can start working with you. 

If you are eligible for grants, your Apprenticeship Officer will provide you with information on how grant funding of up to £14,500 for training should be applied for and how and when it will be paid.

Apprenticeship Non Levy Employer Contract

This must be read in conjunction with the Commitment Statement, all terms and conditions apply under the Apprenticeship Commitment Statement.

Terms and conditions relating to apprenticeship training, non levy funded (PDF, 426KB)

Apprenticeship grant

You can apply for grants for individuals on approved apprenticeships at Levels 2 and 3, and higher apprenticeships in England, Wales and Scotland.
Find out more about the Apprenticeships grants.