Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes that include on the job and off-site training for people aged 16 and over. Since 2010, there have been more than two million apprenticeships in England in more than 170 different industries.
An apprenticeship can take between one to five years to complete and come in levels from intermediate (equivalent of five GCSEs) up to master and bachelor degree level. You may qualify for help from the Government to pay for the apprenticeship training. The amount depends on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy.
In this video, Sue Husband, National Apprenticeship Service Director, discusses with Harry Simpson of Ginger Nut Media, Chris Saxby from Capgemini and Bobbi Dale of Spicer Haart how simple it is to hire an apprentice.