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What can Apprenticeships do for your business?

Looking to grow your organisation? We can help you source, train and get the best out of your staff.


Taking on an Apprentice is a smart, cost-effective way to grow your business.

You will be surprised at the range and variety of Apprenticeships now available – for nearly every sector, covering all kinds of jobs, including professional occupations and higher skill levels.

Plus there are financial rewards. For instance, if you have less than 50 staff and take on an Apprentice under the age of 19, you will be eligible for £1,000 financial reward to help with the cost of wages.

Here are just some of the top benefits of taking on an Apprentice:

  • A cost-effective way to grow your business and improve productivity
  • Fresh, young talent in your business with enthusiasm and ideas
  • Opportunity to mould someone to your way of working
  • A chance for your staff to develop as they coach and mentor a new trainee
  • Support from us to help you with recruitment, funding, training and mentoring

As one of the largest providers of Apprenticeships in Sheffield City Region, we are experts so we can help you choose the right Apprenticeships for your organisation – whether you are operating locally, regionally or nationally. We then support you all the way through the process – from recruitment, to handling the paperwork, advising on funding, and providing management, training and mentoring support through to successful completion.

Contact us now to start the conversation…

Training and Development

We can help you to train and develop your existing staff to improve your productivity.

There are a variety of options to suit your needs:

  • Putting an existing member of your team onto an Apprenticeship – a great way of helping them take on fresh responsibilities and benefit from structured training
  • Supporting your staff to take industry-recognised qualifications, which can bring new expertise into the business
  • Sending staff on short courses for mandatory areas like Health & Safety
  • Bespoke training developed for your organisation


We also have a full range of solutions to support your administration, management, finance and IT departments.

Plus we can advise on any loans or funding support available to offset your costs. 

Contact us to benefit from our free-of-charge advice and support services to help you develop and retain your staff. 

Employer Partnerships

We have a dedicated Employer Engagement Team with a range of experts ready to discuss your particular needs and work with you to find the best solutions for your organisation.

We currently work with over 3,000 employers and employer organisations across the Sheffield City Region and beyond – including providing national training solutions.

Employers tell us they work with us because we provide:

  • Solutions that meet employers’ needs
  • Good quality of teaching
  • Value for money
  • Certification of courses
  • Helpful staff

"The Sheffield College uses its excellent range of external partnerships and links with employers very effectively to develop the curriculum, raise the aspirations of students and increase their employability." - Ofsted

For more information about how we can help your organisation, contact our Employer Engagement Team today:

T: 0114 260 2600

E: employer@sheffcol.ac.uk

Employer Skills Academies

Our Employer Skills Academies are part of an innovative new programme that allows local and national employers to influence the curriculum of our students, whilst also helping to develop students with a brilliant understanding of the working world.

Sponsors can offer a tailored programme for academy students that suits their business needs. This typically includes:

  • Specialist speakers delivering lectures/seminars to students
  • Workplace visits 
  • Placement opportunities
  • Projects or live briefs 
  • Master classes or workshops

Not only does this give you an opportunity to promote your business (through branded learning spaces and merchandise) but it also enables you to shape the next generation so that you can be confident that they will have the knowledge, skills and experience you're looking for once they graduate into the job market.

Interested in sponsoring an academy? Click here for more information and to get in touch.