How will my school benefit from apprenticeships?


  • Apprenticeships offer schools a great way to improve the skills of their workforce. They combine work with practical, on and off-the-job training and study.
  • Apprenticeships can be used to recruit and train new staff, or to upskill existing employees.
  • Apprenticeships can also be tailored to suit the needs of the school by contextualising the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be relevant to the workplace of the apprentice.
  • There are many financial incentives. The cost of delivering apprenticeship training and assessment is subsidised by at least 95% and can be 100%. The new incentive for recruiting an apprentice (August ’20 – 31st March ’21) will give schools a revenue stream of £2,000 or £1,500 per apprentice taken on.

Further reading

The Department for Education has created these useful resources:

A guide to apprenticeships for the school workforce
Achieving the benefits of apprenticeships

Where can I find out more?


Or call the National Apprenticeship Service on 0800 015 0600

‘Plan for Jobs’, skills and employment programmes: information for employers click here