Here at HoW College we have a dedicated apprenticeships department called Solutions. If you’re interested in employing an apprentice our team will work with you every step of the way: advertising vacancies, recruiting candidates and sending you the most suitable people for your vacancy.


What is an apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship combines practical training in a real job with study. They can provide the skills you need for your business while giving the individual a chance to achieve nationally recognised qualifications.

Apprenticeships are real jobs for real people in real businesses.

Why hire an apprentice?

Apprentices are a proven way to train your workforce and directly address skills gaps; they will make you more efficient, productive and competitive. Over 130,000 companies offer apprenticeship places because they understand the benefits apprentices bring to their businesses. These benefits include:

Giving your team new skills and energy: 96% of apprentice employers say they are beneficial to their business.

Developing new recruits to meet your needs: 82% of employers take on apprentices to build the skills capacity within their businesses.

Bringing flexibility for existing employees: Free up your existing workforce so they can do what they do best.

Growing your team while keeping staff costs down: The average apprenticeship completer increases business productivity by £214 per week.* (Source: National Apprenticeship Service ‘Employer Guide to Apprenticeships)

How can Solutions help you?

We provide a free Apprenticeship Recruitment and Vacancy Matching Service!

  • You define the role and wage (subject to minimum wage regulations)
  • We pre-screen and interview the candidates, shortlisting them for you.
  • You interview those candidates.
  • You employ the successful candidate as an Apprentice.
  • We help organise the associated government-funded training.
  • We help you apply for any additional grants where they are available.
  • You and the College work together to mentor and train the Apprentice, supporting you throughout the programme.

Unlike many training providers we put your need for flexible and cost effective training at the centre of everything we do. That’s why we created Solutions; a bespoke training service that builds tailored training and assessment sessions that can be delivered on your premises, or ours, at a time to suit you. You can choose from a wide range of training opportunities, from basic skills to professional qualifications. We even offer advice on funding and can help you access free or subsidised training programmes.

For further information please contact the Solutions Team on 01905 743435 or email