Information about Apprenticeships for Employers

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Business Administration Apprentice

"I get assessed throughout the Apprenticeship with regular visits so I know how I'm progressing and hopefully it will lead onto permanent employment."

We manage Apprenticeships locally and can advise you on ways to develop and train your workforce. Contact us on 0800 358 79 79 or email, or by filling in the form further down the page.


  • Most apprenticeships are offered to 16-24 year olds
  • If you send us a job description we can help find the right staff for your company
  • The employer needs to pay the wages of the Apprentice
  • The employer may be expected to contribute to training costs


Apprenticeships: Good for Business

Apprentices are employees who earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff in businesses to gain job-specific skills. Off the job, usually on a day-release basis, apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications.


The benefits of employing an Apprentice are shown in the ‘Good for Business’ research carried out by the National Apprenticeship Service:

  • Apprentices bring new ideas into your company.
  • Apprentices inject new life blood into a company.
  • Apprenticeships demonstrate your company’s commitment to training.
  • Apprentices can be moulded into your ideal employee.


Doncaster College has a long history of working with the local business community to train and develop our young people through Apprenticeships. We offer a variety of placement opportunities in many different areas – Apprenticeships are not just for those who want to pursue the traditional sectors such as construction and trades.


We can offer a great choice of Apprenticeships including:

  • Accountancy
  • Administration
  • Childcare
  • Cleaning
  • Creative Arts and Media
  • Customer Service
  • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Hairdressing
  • Health and Social Care 
  • Healthcare Support Services 
  • Highway Maintenance and Repair 
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Information Technology
  • Joinery
  • Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Painting and Decorating 
  • Plastering
  • Plumbing
  • Team Leading
  • Welding 


According to YouGov research (October 2009), over 80% of people are more likely to use a business if it offers Apprenticeships to young people, and 94% think it is important that companies support young people by taking on apprentices in the recession.


Contact us about Apprenticeships


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