How do I recruit an apprentice?

By recruiting an apprentice, you are developing your organisation’s next generation of talent. Whether your apprentice roles are in a hospital or a hotel, at the shop counter or in a busy office, CCCT’s free recruitment service for employers will help you hire an apprentice to expand your workforce so your business can thrive in the changing economy.

How to hire an apprentice:

1. Arrange a free recruitment consultation

As part of our one-stop apprenticeship provision, we offer a dedicated recruitment service, free of charge for employers. In an initial consultation, our recruitment experts will gain an understanding of your corporate objectives and talent management strategy; we will work with you to create a campaign that attracts the best candidates. Our two founding colleges have a talent pool of around 27,000 candidates and we have a strong reputation for providing clear paths to work for learners. We manage the recruitment process for you – from writing the job specification to arranging your apprentice’s workplace induction.

2. Choose a CCCT apprenticeship

We have links with more than 500 organisations and hundreds of business leaders. These networks equip us with the scope and insight to design our courses for a range of industry occupations. Our apprenticeships cover a variety of work sectors – from business and commerce to health and social care. Our specialist applied science and digital and technical apprenticeships are helping businesses take advantage of the opportunities in the new economy. These skills are also applicable to the wider workforce including IT, website development, marketing and communications. Our experienced teachers and trainers have hands-on industry expertise. All our programmes are designed to fit relevant apprenticeship standards, the industry-approved map of core skills and knowledge needed for a particular job. CCCT will work with you to customise the training to suit your business.

3. Maximise available funding

Apprenticeships are funded training, supported either by the government’s Apprenticeship Levy or a 90% government contribution. We will help you understand the new funding arrangements and incentives to make the most of the training funding available for your business.

4. Screening and selecting applicants

Our resourcing team will help you promote your vacancy, interview and shortlist applicants – all completely free of charge for employers. CCCT will help you find the right apprentice, whether you are hiring a new recruit or developing someone from your existing team.

CCCT will work with you to design programmes that are uniquely relevant and responsive to our ever-changing and challenging landscape.

Contact us for your free recruitment consultation.

Employers can call: 0207 391 6400 or email:

Read further guidance from GOV.UK: Employing an apprentice: technical guide for employers