Growing UK apprenticeships...

… by supporting employers and apprentices in 2022 and beyond. We launched the HomeServe Foundation in September 2020 with a clear vision to dramatically increase the number of apprentices in the UK.


Welcome to our jobs board!

We’ve joined up with TalentView, “the place for talented people to find first jobs, apprenticeships and work experience in construction” and working with them and our many partners across the country, and through our Try a Trade and Matching Service programmes, we’re giving trades a place to showcase opportunities, and candidates to find those roles.


UK Domestic Trades Skills Index 2022

The latest report indicates that a significant number of trades and construction workers need to be recruited to the sector by 2030 if Britain is to meet construction demand.
Trades Skills Index 2022

Try a Trade

We’re working with 16 West Midlands schools to get a talented group of young people work-ready for a career in domestic trades and then we want to help them find apprenticeships and traineeships with local employers in summer/autumn 2022.

Apprenticeship Matching Service

We’ve started a FREE service that finds you an apprentice, does all the work & takes away all the hassle. We want to bring trades and apprentice candidates together and make it all as easy as possible.

Future Skills Award

The Future Skills Award aims to recognise an organisation or individuals’ contribution to furthering future skills and apprenticeships in the UK.
Female apprentice with goggles

All about apprenticeships podcast

Presented by business journalist Georgie Frost, All About Apprenticeships will keep you up to date with the latest news, bring you interviews with big name guests, and get up close and personal with apprentices and employers.

Bridging the skills gap: Supporting all employers to train the next generation

Our mission is ‘Making homes better, building better communities’ and our initial focus is supporting the growth of our nation’s skills, capacity and experience by encouraging and helping hard-working employers to take on apprentices in the construction, home improvements and repairs sectors. Employers can take advantage of various incentives including funding towards your apprentice’s training. 


How we help apprentices

We believe that by supporting employers and encouraging them to consider the possibility of employing and training an apprentice, it will lead to more apprenticeship opportunities being created and filled. We have developed tools that will allow apprentices to find good training providers as well as clear, concise information about their apprenticeship journey.

Why we are here

We think it’s important to build the workforce of the future. HomeServe has been employing and training apprentices for many years from its market-leading and industry-approved Apprenticeship Training Academy in Nottingham. We also understand what it is like for small businesses and the skills they need because HomeServe also owns the largest online platform for trades businesses in the UK, Checkatrade.
Apprentice learning with the HomeServe Foundation

Support Hub

Access our support hub for free

Gain access to a whole host of accredited online courses to help you and your business thrive.  We also have exclusive information that simplifies the process of employing an apprentice. Register for free today.

Latest news and advice

Apprenticeship Guide: Writing a great cover letter for your apprenticeship application

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Apprentices: What are the options after an apprenticeship?

So, you’ve either completed your apprenticeship and looking for the next steps OR you want to know what you’re letting yourself in for in the future. Either way, the future is certainly looking bright with …

Are apprenticeships worth it for small businesses?

There’s no doubt about it: taking on an apprentice will deliver a sure-fire boost for your business, no matter what its shape or size. Across the UK, there are countless apprentice success stories to tell …

More info

Flexi-job apprenticeship will allow agencies to be the apprentice’s employer for the duration of their apprenticeship while placing the apprentice with other host employers for short term placements. This will enable apprentices to move between businesses as they complete their apprenticeship, while remaining employed throughout by the agency.

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PAYE is HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) system to collect Income Tax and National Insurance from employment. More information are available here