Supporting Young Apprentices: guidance for employers


Young apprentices can be some of the most dedicated workers, bringing fresh perspectives and new skill sets into the workforce. They provide opportunities for employers to ‘grow their own’ and develop a crucial talent pipeline for businesses.

This guide aims to help employers of all sizes and sectors provide effective support for apprentices aged 16 to 24. It outlines steps employers can take to make their recruitment practices accessible for young people, gives examples of on-the-job support for young apprentices in the workplace, and provides information on sources of additional funding which employers can use to support young apprentices.

It was developed by Learning and Work Institute on behalf of the Department for Education.