Recruiting an apprentice

When you have decided to recruit an apprentice you will need to plan the recruitment process

The following 10 steps will guide you through the process. Once you have completed this process, you will then have a template to work from when you are able to recruit again in the future. Throughout this process your training provider will be able to guide you or even complete most of this for you, however, it is worth understanding the process.

Why is an Apprenticeship Agreement required?

The ASCLA introduced the requirement for an apprentice to be employed under an Apprenticeship Agreement as part of the standard completion conditions for an apprenticeship. Your training provider will be able to assist you in this and some will be able to provide the agreement for you. You can download an apprenticeship agreement template on this page.
This document is a template provided by ESFA to assist employers. An apprenticeship agreement must be signed at the start of the apprenticeship. It is used to confirm individual employment arrangements between the apprentice and the employer.

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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