Apprenticeships in Hertfordshire


Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership recognises the value apprenticeships play in growing our skills base and the positive impact apprenticeships have on our local economy. On this page you can find out more about how an apprenticeship can benefit your business.

What is an Apprenticeship? 

An Apprentice can be any age, but will be required to study towards a framework of qualifications while working with your company. The framework will include a knowledge based qualification, a vocational qualification and functional skills such as Maths, English and IT.

There are now over 250 different types of Apprenticeship frameworks covering 1,200 job roles ranging from accountancy to textiles, engineering to veterinary nursing, business administration to construction. The frameworks are set at different levels of knowledge and skill up to and including degree level.

As an employer what support and advice will I recieve? 

As an employer what is my commitment

What funding support is out there for me? 

Apprenticeship Strategy

This document outlines what we want to achieve over the next two years in Hertfordshire.

Our vision: By 2017 have an apprenticeship infrastructure in place within Hertfordshire that increases employer participation and apprenticeship vacancies as well as providing appropriately skilled and motivated applicants for those vacancies.


Trailblazers are designed by employers for employers, to ensure that apprenticeships support businesses to grow and prosper.

Apprenticeship Levy 

In April 2017 the way the Government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.

The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to make an investment in apprenticeships. You can benefit from this investment by training apprentices. This guidance provides information on how the apprenticeship levy will work, from when it is introduced on 6 April 2017.

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Engaging with Apprenticeships

Click here to view the presentation from this event aimed at bringing key intermediaries to business up to speed with the various changes to apprenticeship reforms.

Resources for Employers

Young people across England get their A Level results on 18 August and GCSE results on 25 August. To support young people at A Level and GCSE exam results time, the National Apprenticeship Service has created a toolkit to support stakeholders with key messaging at exam results time. The toolkit contains key messages, approved quotes, resource links and social media content.

If you you are an employer looking to take on their first apprentice or trainee, or you are considering offering a work experience placement, this toolkit will be useful.


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Spelling out the benefits 


Don't just take our word for it! Find out why these local employers and apprentices have benefited.