Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed to equip people with job-specific skills and experiences that meet the needs of employers.
As well as earning a wage, apprentices also work towards nationally recognised qualifications, which can take between one and four years to complete, depending on the level of apprenticeship and the industry sector it is in.
The new citywide Salford Skills for Business Apprenticeship Fund is available to help small to medium sized organisations meet the cost of apprenticeship training.
Help a young person earn and learn and give them their first step onto the career ladder.
There are a number of different incentive schemes available to help employers take on an apprentice:
If you are interested in becoming an apprentice then you can visit the National Apprenticeship Service's vacancies website to register your interest and search for current apprenticeship opportunities.
You can also get support from the Connexions service if you are 16 to 24 years of age. There's also careers information and advice available from the National Careers Service.