5 quick tips for apprentice recruitment

Thinking about employing an apprentice? Check out these five need-to-know facts to guide you through the hiring process.

  1. You must pay your apprentice. National minimum wage for an apprentice is £2.68 per hour but employers often pay more as the apprentice’s role develops.
  2. Apprenticeship lengths vary. Programmes can last between one and four years.
  3. Be aware of their situation. Apprentices often come straight from school or college, so they perhaps might not be as prepared for the office environment as you may think.
  4. Look at successful apprenticeship schemes and learn from them.
  5. Think of it as an investment. The apprentice can benefit you just as much as you can benefit them.