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Apprenticeships: Academics

Apprenticeships for Employers

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Whether you’re looking to upskill your existing staff or recruit an apprentice, Hartlepool Learning & Skills Service is here to guide you through the process and help to develop and grow your workforce.


If you’re a levy paying employer, you can use the funds in your account to pay for apprenticeship training and assessment (up to a funding band maximum).

If you are a non-levy paying employer, you can share the cost with the government.

Additional government support during the economic recovery:

The government’s plan to kick-start the nation’s economic recovery includes an incentive payment for employers who hire an apprentice, from April 2021, the incentives will become more generous with a £3,000 payment per hire, regardless of the apprentice’s age.

Digital Apprenticeship Service

The Digital Apprenticeship Service (DAS) is an online government portal designed to help employers manage their apprenticeships. Through thee DAS you can search for approved apprenticeship standards, find apprentices and suitable training providers.

Why hire an apprentice?

  • 86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation.

  • 78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity.

  • 74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product or service.

  • Training delivery can be adapted to suit your business needs.


Recruitment Service

Finding the right apprentice for your business can take time, and time is money! Let Hartlepool Learning & Skills Service take the pressure off with our bespoke Apprentice Recruitment Service. Our dedicated Apprenticeship Team will work closely with you to determine the specific skills and traits you are looking for in an apprentice. We will advertise your apprenticeship vacancies and shortlist the most suitable candidates so you don’t have to. Best of all, this recruitment service comes at no extra cost.

Apprenticeships for Learners

Hartlepool Learning & Skills Service offers Apprenticeships in a variety of subjects and is continuously expanding to suit the needs of the local community. With our dedicated Apprenticeship Team and highly trained tutors you’ll be set for success and climbing that career ladder in no time!

So why choose an Apprenticeship?

  • Valuable and relevant hands-on experience in a real working environment to help you gain the knowledge and skills required to succeed in your chosen industry.

  • Earn while you learn – No student loans and no tuition fees! You will be paid a salary by your employer and will be entitled to the same benefits such as holiday entitlement.

  • Learn from the best – you be working alongside highly experienced staff and learning from them as you go. Knowledge and experience is invaluable so be sure to take advice from those who have been there and done it!

  • Build a professional network – Over the course of your apprenticeship you will meet many industry experts, making strong professional connections with these people will put you in good stead to succeed in your career.

  • Support and Guidance – Whether you’re struggling with an assignment or just need to chat, our dedicated staff are always available to offer a helping hand.

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Don’t see what you’re looking for? Call our Apprenticeship Team to discuss your business needs – 01429 868616.

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