Apprenticeships for Your Business

Find the right apprentice to suit your needs as an employer.


Apprenticeships for Your Business


Benefits to your business

If you’re looking to increase productivity and performance and grow your business, why not consider Apprenticeships?

Apprenticeships can be used to up-skill existing staff – to support professional development or higher level skills. Alternatively, you can employ new staff to increase your workforce.

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, combining employment and a qualification, meaning you’ll get the opportunity to develop your work-force to suit your business requirements through a mixture of on and off the job learning.

As the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) states the majority of apprentices (90%) stay in employment with seven in ten (71%) staying with the same employer long-term.

2017 Apprenticeship Reforms

The way in which Apprenticeships are funded and delivered has changed from April 2017 when the Apprenticeship Levy for large employers and the 10% Contribution Co-Investment model for smaller employers were introduced. Details of these reforms can be found here

Leeds City College Apprenticeship Programmes

Leeds City College has a wide and varied apprenticeship offer covering all industry sectors, from the more traditional professions of engineering, motor vehicle, hairdressing and childcare to the growing office-based prospects in customer service, management and marketing. We already have a number of Current Apprenticeship Partners in Leeds City Region and beyond and the list is growing everyday.

Recently the College has developed a new range of Higher & Degree Level Apprenticeships - perfect for up-skilling existing staff - for more details click here.

Apprenticeship Recruitment Service

Whether you’re a SME or a large employer who may be subject to the Apprenticeship Levy – we can help you to find Apprentices to maximise your investment and benefit your business. It’s easier than you might think!

We have a dedicated Apprenticeship Recruitment Team who will work with you to develop your Apprenticeship programme and provide a “matching service” to ensure we place the right candidates into your business by using a rigorous selection & assessment process. Find out more here


Find out more about the process of developing an Apprenticeship for your business, please read the information below:

Employer Step By Step Guide

FAQs - Apprenticeships

If you’re  interested in finding out more, developing Apprenticeship programmes for existing staff or want to take on an Apprentice then contact us for more details – or call 0113 386 1997.


Apprenticeship guide for employers