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Grace Hughes
Feb 20, 2023

Hiring an apprentice can be a great way to bring fresh talent and energy into your team while providing valuable training and experience to someone starting out in their career. However, the process of finding and hiring an apprentice can be different from hiring an experienced employee. In this blog, we'll explore some tips for hiring an apprentice and how Apprentify, an apprenticeship provider, can help.

  1. Determine your needs and requirements: Before you start looking for an apprentice, it's important to determine your needs and requirements. What skills and experience do you need your apprentice to have? What tasks will they be responsible for? What type of training and support will you provide? Having a clear understanding of these factors will help you narrow down your search and find the right fit.

  2. Consider partnering with an apprenticeship provider: Working with an apprenticeship provider like Apprentify can make the process of hiring an apprentice much easier. Apprentify provides apprenticeship training and support, so they can help you find and train an apprentice who meets your needs. We also handle the paperwork and administrative tasks associated with hiring an apprentice, so you can focus on running your business.

  3. Develop a job description: Once you know what you're looking for, it's time to create a job description. With Apprentify our talent team can help you write this and will assist with publishing your role to our wide pool of assessed candidates. Your job description should include the qualifications and skills you're looking for, the responsibilities of the role, and any other important details. 

  4. Interview candidates: When you receive applications, it's time to start interviewing candidates. Look for candidates who have the skills and experience you're looking for, but also consider their personality and fit with your team. At Apprentify, we pride ourselves on finding the best talent and this is done through our bespoke assessment sessions. 

  5. Provide training and support: Once you've hired an apprentice, it's important to provide them with the training and support they need to succeed. This might include on-the-job training, mentorship, and regular check-ins. Apprentify can provide additional support and guidance throughout the apprenticeship. We have a designated Development coach who assists with regular check-ins to ensure the Apprentice is on top of their workload and feeling confident within their role. 

If you're interested in hiring an apprentice but don't know where to start, consider partnering with an apprenticeship provider like Apprentify. They can help you find and train an apprentice who meets your needs, and provide ongoing support throughout the apprenticeship.

To learn more about how Apprentify can help you hire an apprentice, visit here and get in touch today.