Apprenticeships were once a highly sought after route to employment, offering great status to those 'time served' employees.
In more recent times a more academic route through further education became the accepted norm but now Apprenticeships are back!
Matching skills, jobs and employers is not only the key to achieving growth in any business sector but also any economic area. To this end Business Bolton are backing the Governments drive to provide effective, high quality apprenticeship opportunities which combine practical learning on the job with the ability to gain technical skills required for the chosen area of work.
To become an apprentice requires drive and enthusiasm and candidates must be over 16 years of age, not in full time education and live in England.
There are no set qualifications required to apply for an apprenticeship as each job is different and funds are made available directly from the Government to organisations delivering training, therefore for businesses wishing to take on an apprentice between the age of 16 and 18 there is no direct cost.