Increasing the number of Black Country companies taking on apprentices is one of the key targets for the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership and Skills Factory project.

We have recently compiled an Apprenticeships Mythbuster to address some queries that you may have about taking on an apprentice. To download the mythbuster, click here.

The following film showcases the Skills Factory's work to increase the number of SMEs taking on apprentices in the Black Country:

Looking for apprentices?

The team can offer employers impartial advice and support regarding apprenticeships and can signpost employers to local colleges or training providers based on their needs.

Benefits of apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are a valuable way in which to increase skills in the workforce and help eliminate skills gaps in industry by encouraging and growing new talent in the area. 

Watch this short video from the UKCES about the benefits of apprentices: 

For further advice on how to get started with apprenticeships, please contact Black Country Careers Hub Manager Angela Moore: