Welcome from the Homeserve Foundation Team

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.
This is an amazing opportunity for trades businesses in the region – of whatever size – to get access to the tradespeople of the future.

matching service

We’re building a FREE service that finds you an apprentice, does all the leg-work & takes away all the hassle.

Were you an apprentice? Did someone give you that first chance in your career? With this service you can help someone, just as you were helped. For you it would be hassle-free and because we are a charity, cost free as well. Would you be interested in this?

Supporting you, supporting your business.

We are the registered charity of HomeServe Plc and one of the reasons we exist is to help and encourage businesses in the home improvements & repairs sector to create the next generation of skilled tradespeople by employing apprentices. We know employing an apprentice is a big step and it may seem like a complicated process – but we’re here to help.

The benefits of employing an apprentice are clear and there are more financial incentives available than ever before. And when customer demand in the home improvement and repair sector is high and growing, an apprentice could make a huge impact for your business.

Real stories

Former apprentice now business owner Matt Taylor ‘pays it forward’ and successfully invests in the future with his own apprentice.

Checkatrade member 64 Degrees Heating Ltd took advantage of the CAT & HomeServe Foundation scheme to provide support to pay for his apprentice’s training. Read owner Matt’s story here.

Thinking about taking on an apprentice?

Here you’ll find everything you need to know about what you need to do – from what it costs to employ an apprentice, to hiring and then training.

We’ve built the tools and resources that will help employers through every step of employing an apprentice. Use the tools below to begin your journey and don’t forget, you can also access our support hub at the bottom of this page for free business courses and further information.

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.

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.

More info

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