What is an Apprenticeship? Thousands of businesses are benefiting from taking on apprentices and / or supporting their existing employees develop new skills through an Apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are nationally recognised, work based training programmes which allow you to bring new talent through the ranks and to train existing employees with the skills they need to help your business succeed. Apprenticeships combine on the job training with study, to ensure your employees develop the key skills and knowledge needed by your industry. They can help: − grow your business and solve recruitment challenges. − breed creativity and enthusiasm with new talent, or retain and upskill current staff. − provide training that’s tailored to the needs and requirements of your business – learning can even be done in your workplace, minimising disruption and maximising impact.