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At the Growth Company, we have a wide range of apprenticeships to help your business thrive. Whether you are looking to recruit a new member to your team, or you would like to upskill a current member of staff, we have an apprenticeship programme just for you.

Recruit a new apprentice - Recruiting a new apprentice can bring lots of advantages to your organisation, including potential for increased retention and loyalty, fresh perspectives and innovation, a pipeline for future leaders, opportunities for diversity and inclusion, reduced recruitment costs, potential government incentives and improved productivity, making apprenticeships a valuable strategy for developing a skilled and dedicated workforce while strengthening your company's reputation and long-term success.

You can employ apprentices at different levels, from school leavers and university graduates, to people who want to further their careers or change career direction completely.

Upskill your employees and strengthen the core of your business - Apprenticeships aren’t just about recruiting young people into your business - you can upskill existing staff from entry-level to senior management. Strengthening the core of your business
and develop the talent of your current workforce, aid staff morale and retention whilst increasing the productivity of your teams.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What is an apprenticeship?

Apprentices learn through a combination of on and off-the-job training. This hands-on approach to learning means they gain valuable industry experience.

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What types of apprenticeships are available?

We offer a wide variety of apprenticeships at varying levels across a range of industries, including:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Automotive
  • Business and Administration (including professional and management and marketing)
  • Childcare
  • Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Green Technology
  • Health and Social Care
  • Insurance
  • IT, Tech and Digital
  • Management
  • Teaching and Education
How long does an apprenticeship take to complete?

This depends on the type of apprenticeship and the level.

On average an apprenticeship can take up to 18 months, but may be longer for more advanced programmes.

How much does an apprentice cost?

You must pay apprentices at least the National Minimum Wage.

There’s different rates of pay for apprentices depending on their age and what year of their apprenticeship they’ve completed.

You can read more about pay and conditions for apprentices.

Where will an apprentice learn?

Depending on the type of apprenticeship the apprentice will learn through a combination of on-the-job learning and off-the-job training.

Off-the-job can be delivered either in one of our centres, or at your premises.

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What commitment will I need to make?

When you recruit an apprentice it is a commitment for both the apprentice and you.

You will need to support them every step of the way and work with your dedicated apprenticeship assessor to ensure you are helping them achieve.

We are here to support you and your apprentice throughout their journey.

What support will I receive?

As mentioned, you will receive a dedicated assessor who will guide you through the entire process.

They will provide you with an apprenticeship delivery plan which will give you a step-by-step guide on what to expect along the way and all the support you may need.

What is the Apprenticeship Levy?

The Apprenticeship Levy is an amount paid at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s annual pay bill.

As an employer, you have to pay Apprenticeship Levy each month if you:

We can help and advise you on the Apprenticeship Levy, please email

Do I need to create an Apprenticeship Service account?


The apprenticeship service is a government online service which will allow you to set up and manage your apprenticeships.

All apprenticeships in England must be managed through the apprenticeship service and you will need to set up an account in order to use the service.

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