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Overview of an apprenticeship

Apprentices are aged 16 or over and combine working with studying for a work-based qualification - from GCSEs or equivalent up to degree level.  They can be new or current employees and you could get a grant or funding to employ an Apprentice in England. You must pay at least the minimum wage during the placement with you and the apprentice must 1) work with experienced staff 2) learn job specific skills 3) study for a work based qualification during their working week e.g. at college or a training organisation.  For more information on apprentices, hiring, apprenticeship lengths and apprenticeship in Scotland visit this link

Getting a grant For information on getting a grant for your apprentice or funding for training visit this link here

Pay and conditions for apprentices For information on conditions, holidays, redundancy, pay and conditions for apprentices visit this link here

Making an apprenticeship agreement To employ an apprentice you will need to sign an apprenticeship agreement, for more information please visit this link  A template of this agreement can be found here

Apprenticeship training agencies You can use an apprenticeship training agency to find an apprentice to work for you for more information on them please visit this link  If you would like to advertise your apprenticeship vacancy free of charge on our IMI Auto Jobs site please contact us on for more details


Advertise your apprenticeship vacancy

To advertise your apprenticeship vacancy on IMI Auto Jobs please complete the form below and email it back to us on please complete all sections as thoroughly as possible so that your vacancy search will be maximised for potential apprentices.



Below you will find a guide to apprenticeships and traineeships with lots of information alongside a Work Experience Guide for Employers to support you on taking on a school work placement.  If you have any questions or feedback please contact us on

Work Experience Employers Guide: IMI & Sytner_Work Experience Toolkit_Employer Guide 2016.pdf (1.16 MB)

Employing an Apprentice: Employer_Guide_to_Apprenticeships_and_Trainneeships__Feb__16_.pdf (597 KB)

Advertise your apprenticeship vacancy on IMI Auto Jobs Apprenticeship vacancies IMI Auto Jobs template.xlsx (12.5 KB)

Step by step guide on employing an apprentice: How to employ an Apprentice.pdf (284 KB)

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