What is an Apprenticeship? An Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised, work based training programme designed to train new or existing employees aged16+. Apprenticeships are jobs with training and available at a variety of levels, allowing employees to gain valuable skills and knowledge in a specific role and industry. They can be used to attract and grow new talent, or to develop the potential of current employees including graduates, who are moving into new roles or taking on new responsibilities. They are a productive and effective way to grow your business and develop a more motivated and skilled workforce.