UKMHA Guide to Apprenticeships

– In partnership with SMB College Group, UKMHA are able to support both local and national companies to find the right apprentice for their business.

Apprentices can deliver real, measurable benefits – filling your skills gaps while boosting your organisation’s efficiency and competitiveness. They are a cost-effective way to invest in your future employees, increase business growth and attract new talent. Apprentices are widely regarded as eager, reliable and loyal – and you can train them to suit your own workplace procedures and systems.

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Training class with teacher and students

Benefits include:

  • Improve your organisation’s productivity and performance through better trained staff
  • Solve your staff recruitment and retention problems in an affordable way
  • Recruit to your own job specifications
  • Shape and mould a person to your own business requirements

Benefit from flexible training which dovetails with your working schedules and business needs.



Through SMB Group we are able to offer a straightforward, free recruitment service to support employers in their search to employ an apprentice. As part of the free recruitment service, SMB offer a range of services and support to ensure the smooth running of recruitment from start to finish.



What funding is available to you?

You can get money to go towards the cost of training and assessment. The amount you get depends on whether you pay the apprenticeship levy or not. Employers who pay the apprenticeship levy.

The amount of funding that an employer paying the apprenticeship levy can access is linked to:

  • the value of their levy contributions
  • the proportion of employees living in England
  • a government top-up

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for more information

Apprenticeship brochure

Next Steps

If you would like further information on employing an apprentice in your work place please contact:

Paul Dancer
Director of Commercial Curriculum

Debbie Keegan
Director of Employer Engagement

Apprenticeship Team
Director of Employer Engagement
T: 01530 836136 | Ext: 274

Useful websites for further information

Employing an apprentice (
Apprenticeship resources for schools, teachers, parents (
Apprenticeships (

Through SMB, UKMHA also offer a range Technician Development Programmes – please contact Paul Dancer for further detail:

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