A Manager’s Guide to Apprenticeships

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An in-depth, 3-hour training session for managers who are new to apprenticeships and looking to take on their first apprentice.

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‘The structure of the session and its content guided us through the process for recruiting, supporting and managing apprentices, and helped us better understand things we could do differently to help us reach out to more diverse candidates.’ Alex Howard, HR Partners and Projects Manager, Arts Council England

Managers who are new to apprenticeships may have lots of questions about them. Our session is for those who are new to managing apprentices, or those who would like to refresh their understanding:

  • Understanding apprenticeships - what they are/aren't, the responsibilities of the employer versus the training provider, apprenticeship Standards / Frameworks and how to select the most appropriate one for your role
  • Recruiting apprentices - things to consider when reaching out to those who may be new to the world of work: job descriptions, shortlisting, best practice approaches to recruitment and interview
  • Working with young people, safeguarding, and working with training providers

Please note that whilst the content of our training is relevant for anyone who is new to employing and/or managing apprentices, our session includes content that is more focused on how to support new entrants through apprenticeships, rather than using apprenticeships to up-skill existing staff.

This session is part of our series of Fair Access Sector Support training which has been tailored specifically for Scotland’s cultural sector, funded by Creative Scotland. It’s designed for anyone considering working with apprentices and is accompanied by a Manager’s Guide to Apprenticeships.

Duration: 3 hours (including breaks)

Venue: This is an online training session hosted on Zoom, the link to join will be sent to you ahead of the event.

Tickets: This is a free event for employers working in the cultural sector in Scotland. Tickets must be booked through Eventbrite. If you are unable to attend the event, please de-register on Eventbrite or let us know via email so we can open your space up to another organisation as spaces are limited.

Accessibility: Live captions will be available on the day using Zoom’s automatic live transcription. If you have any specific access requirements, please email

About Creative & Cultural Skills

We are the UK-wide agency working to create a fair, skilled and accessible cultural sector by shaping skills, education and employment best practice. Visit to find out more and follow us on Twitter for the latest news.

This training event has been supported by Creative Scotland and consequently is only available to organisations based in Scotland. Find out more about our Fair Access Sector Support programmes in England and Northern Ireland on our website. We are currently exploring funding options to make this available Wales.

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