Growing Apprenticeship Partnerships (SME GAP) focusses on 'building capacities of intermediary bodies' to support apprenticeships in SMEs, with partners in the United Kingdom, Austria and Spain.

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WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP?

Apprenticeships provide an opportunity to combine a paid job in a business with studying, in order to gain job-specific skills and nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships can be tailored to suit the company’s needs, and last anywhere from one to six years. They are available to new or current employees over the age of 16 that are not in full-time education. Government funding is usually available to cover the cost of training, making apprenticeships value for money.

WHY OFFER APPRENTICESHIPS?

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain innovative, motivated and talented employees. By studying while they work, Apprentices bring the most cutting edge skills to your organization, helping to bridge skills gaps and harness the latest ways of working.

Find out more about the great benefits Apprentices can bring to your organization.