Apprenticeships and Internships

Articles, advice and analysis on UK small business apprenticeships and internships.


FSB: Let’s help businesses take on apprentices

The Federation of Small Businesses has urged the government to make it easier for companies to take on apprentices.


Apprentices get minimum wage

For the first time apprentices will be given a minimum wage of £2.50 per hour. 

The new rate will come into force in October, along with a 2 per cent rise for adults of £5.93 an hour.


SMEs ‘would benefit from graduate internships’

Government plans to increase internships will allow small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to benefit from taking on graduates, an expert asserts.


Female apprentices recognised

Skills secretary John Denham has celebrated the number of women going into apprenticeships and the success of the programme overall.

Employing & managing staff

Guide to Apprenticeships

In a recent survey conducted amongst members of the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), 31.8 per cent reported experiencing skill shortages amongst their current staff, in managerial, advanced IT, technical and sales and marketing roles. So what's to be done? SmallBusiness.co.uk teamed up with the FSB to give you this guide to apprenticeships.

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