An Apprenticeship is a job which combines work, learning and earning. Apprenticeships are made up of Nationally Recognised Qualifications (NVQs) that have been designed by people who understand the skill needs of employers.

  • Supporting Teaching & Learning
  • Team Leading
  • Management
  • Health & Social Care
  • Childcare Apprenticeship
  • Children’s & Young People Workforce
  • Business Administration
  • Digital & Social Media Marketing
  • Playwork
  • Hospitality
  • Customer Service
  • Construction
  • Warehousing
  • IT
  • Pharmaceutical

(If the course that you want to provide isn’t listed above speak to one of our advisors and we will happy to help.)

  • They are willing to learn and work their way up.
  • They will be loyal to your company because you are providing them with a great future.
  • They can offer new insight especially in regards to technology and social media.
  • They are motivated young people who see their future working within your company.
  • You get training for the young person at no cost to your business.
  • You can request tailored training to make sure that your Apprentice has all the skills that they need to work in your specific sector/business.
  • You will find an employee who will be dedicated and loyal with a great future in front of them.

Apprenticeships are your chance to give back to the next generation! An Apprenticeship is a real job that can open doors to a bright new future and are challenging yet rewarding.  They are also the first step towards a long-term career, enabling progression and excellence in the industry of your choice.


Just like other employees, Apprentices earn a wage so you need to have finance to pay them. Apprentices earn a minimum of £2.73/hour (however, many companies offer more to make sure they attract a high calibre of candidate).

You also need to make sure that your staff are ready and prepared to take on an Apprentice because Apprentices normally need to work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills.

But there is no need to worry! Pathway Group will guide you through the ENTIRE process.

  • An appropriate work-based qualification such as a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) at either Level 2 or Level 3.
  • Key Skills qualifications, e.g. working in teams, problem-solving, communication & using new technology.
  • A technical qualification such as a BTEC or City & Guilds (relevant to the specific Apprenticeship).
  • Other qualifications or requirements as specified by the particular occupation.
  • Functional Skills (Maths, English, IT).

With Pathway Group most Apprenticeships are delivered through work based learning. This means your business won’t be affected as the Apprentice won’t have to attend college or do day release.  There are a few exceptions to this depending on which Apprenticeship you choose to offer. (Speak to an advisor to find out more.)

From an Apprenticeship your employee can:

  • Stay in employment within your business (if a vacancy continues to be available).
  • Apply for another role within your organisation.
  • Take a higher Apprenticeship (Level 3).
  • Take further training courses with Pathway Group.
  • If it isn’t possible for the apprentice to stay on because there is no longer a role for them then you will have still have provided them with the skills, qualifications, experience and most importantly, a reference to progress their career.