National programmes

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Apprenticeships and Traineeships

For more information on apprenticeships, download our toolkit, or see our resources on traineeships, skills toolkits and more here.

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Find more apprenticeships resources from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) here.

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Apprenticeship Hub

The Apprenticeship Hub’s team of advisers are on hand to offer free and wide ranging support for those wanting to take on apprentices.

The video below shows how working with the Apprenticeship Hub can help boost your business and workforce.

The Apprenticeship Hub can offer support such as how to recruit an apprentice, choosing the right apprenticeship standard, finding a suitable provider, accessing available levy funds and incentives, and setting up and using the apprenticeship digital account. We can also provide free support and training for leadership and management teams, and pre-apprenticeship and wraparound support for apprentices, by offering a range of bespoke training courses and qualifications delivered by our expert skills providers.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Have a premises in York, North Yorkshire or the East Riding (Craven, East Riding, Harrogate, Hambleton, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby, York).
  • Be an SME (employ fewer than 250 FTE staff, and have either a turnover of less than €50 million, or a balance sheet of less than €43 million).
  • Be aged 16 or over, and have the legal right to live and work in the UK.
  • Ensure the activity is delivered in the region.


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This Programme is part funded by the European Social Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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T Levels

T Levels have been designed to prepare students aged 16-18 with the technical skills your business needs now and in the future. They combine classroom studies with an industry placement. The benefits for your business include:

  • Cost effective channel for recruitment.
  • Solution for entry level jobs.
  • Develop young people into your industry/business.
  • Provide extra help with on-site projects.
  • Provide opportunities for existing staff to develop management and mentoring skills.
  • Provide fresh ideas and new perspective.

For more information visit the official page or for further employer resources, visit the CIPD’s page on T Levels.

Hear from some of the employers and young people already benefiting from T Level industry placements:

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For more information on these programmes, get in touch and we’ll connect you to the expertise and resources you need.

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