Employ an Apprentice

There’s never been a better time to think Apprenticeships

Depending on the size of your business there are various ways to employ and apprentice and various options when it comes to funding. Some Apprenticeships are fully funded, meaning your business wouldn’t pay anything.

Every employer, no matter what size, can also put an existing employee onto an Apprenticeship. This is a great way to train and retain existing staff and show an investment in staff development.

But why employee an Apprentice?

Fill the skills gap in your business

Generate fresh thinking

Develop existing talent

Help someone fulfill their potential

Instill your ethos from the start

Future-proof your workforce


Meet the team

Our team of Training and Recruitment Advisers work across different sectors. Visit our meet the team page to see which of them can help you in your sector.

Other great reasons to Think Apprenticeships

Cost-effective recruitment and training

There is funding available for all ages of apprentice. Young workers, aged 16-18, would receive full funding, and you only pay 5% of the course price for apprentices aged 19+ – which is as little as £150 per apprenticeship programme!

100s of apprenticeship courses to choose from

There are programmes in a variety of disciplines – from white collar to blue collar workers. Qualifications range from level 2 (GCSE Standard) up to undergraduate and postgraduate degree level.

Up-to-date, industry-specific training

Apprenticeship programmes have been shaped by businesses and industry leaders, and delivered by sector experts – ensuring the 20% Of-the-Job Training is a worthwhile investment that benefits your organisation.

We take the hassle
out of recruitment

We will take away the stress of administration, offer guidance and advice to get you started, and provide you with ongoing support. You will have a dedicated account manager, as well as one-point-of-contact for training.


Apprenticeship Levy

Invest the levy pot back into your organisation, with our guidance and support. Find out more about the levy here.

Current Employee Progression

Offering training and progression shows commitment to you workforce, helping with staff retention and team morale. You’ll be able to develop a highly skilled workforce, with the support of the college, at little or no cost, benefiting your business and your employees.

Building the future together

The college is committed to helping support our community and economy by nurturing the next generation of workers.  



No.1 in South of England for Employer Satisfaction
*DofE employer survey 2018

Ofsted Outstanding Provider

Exeter No.1 city in the UK for number of Apprentices
*Centre for Cities Think Tank Report

Success rates 16% above average


Sectors we work in

We offer Apprenticeships in a range of sectors including…

  • Accountancy
  • Business & Professional Services
  • Construction & Trades
  • Data & Science
  • Education & Early Years
  • Engineering, Aerospace & Manufacturing
  • Fitness, Activity Leadership & Leisure
  • Hairdressing & Barbering
  • Health & Care
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Digital & Technology
  • Motor Vehicle, Transport & Logistics