Employ an Apprentice


Easton & Otley College officially on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP)

Our goal is to match enthusiastic students with organisations who are keen to drive their business forward by developing new talent as well as up-skilling existing staff.

Easton & Otley College have a dedicated business advice team who can work in partnership with you and lead you through the process of building higher level skills within your organisation which are vital for today’s ever changing business environment. We combine educational expertise with in-depth industry knowledge and experience to ensure we train your new and existing employees to the highest possible standard maximising business efficiency can profitability.

What qualifications does an apprentice need?

As an academic qualification, apprenticeships ideally require maths and English GCSE grades 9 – 4 (A*- C) so when recruiting please always check learners have this minimum criteria. 

All apprentices must provide certificates to confirm qualifications and we reserve the right to withdraw any conditional offer if grades are not achieved or evidence cannot be provided.

Can I recruit someone who doesn’t meet the entry criteria?

Students you wish to recruit who don’t meet our stated entry requirements, those awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, or mature students e.g. who can’t find GCSE results will be offered an appointment to come into college (Easton or Otley campus) and sit an online assessment. The required achievement grade is BKSB Level 1 or above but we will consider an Entry 3 grade if the student shows commitment to continue their maths and English learning. Any student coming out below Entry 3 grade will not be accepted onto an apprenticeship programme. If the entry requirements are not achieved we will discuss and support you in looking at alternative options.

Do you advertise my vacancy?

Yes, we advertise your vacancies via the National Apprenticeship Service, college website and  social media.  We would also encourage you to utilise all channels available to maximise applications.

Levy payers:

You must set up your digital account before we can deliver any training to your organisation.

Contracts of employment

Please avoid offering a potential apprentices a contract of employment until Easton and Otley College have confirmed the individual academic suitability for programme. Without Easton and Otley College confirmation of suitability we reserve the right to decline an apprenticeship regardless of if a contract of employment has been offered.

92% of employers who employ apprentices believe it leads to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.