Why should I employ an Apprentice?

An apprentice can inject new ideas, energy and talent into your business and it has been proven that apprentices contribute to the competitiveness of organisations.  They are keen to learn, are highly motivated and by creating apprentice roles, you will be openg the door to innovation and adding value to your business.

Who can employ an Apprentice?

Any employer can hire an apprentice.  You need to be in a position to pay the minimum salary and to employ the apprentice for at least 30 hours per week. There are currently government grants that you may be able to access to help with these employment costs.


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ScottishPower Pre-Apprenticeship Programme

ScottishPower run a Pre-Apprenticeship programme that prepares potential apprentices for the ScottishPower Apprenticeship programme. It is run in partnership with Cheshire College – South & West, and has proved effective in enabling ScottishPower to recruit high-calibre candidates for their Apprenticeship Programme. To find our more about the programme, call Gail Walsh or Janet Brennan 01244 656464 or email

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an apprenticeship?

How much can an apprentice earn and are they entitled to holiday?

What apprenticeships are available and at what academic level?

What do academic levels mean?

What if the Apprenticeship started before 1 May 2017?

Apprentices who are on-programme before 1 May 2017 will be funded for the full duration of the apprenticeship under the terms and conditions that were in place at the time the apprenticeship started.


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