Welcome to the Solent Apprenticeship Hub

We are a partnership between Southampton City Council, Portsmouth City Council, Hampshire County Council, The Education Business Partnership, The Local Enterprise Partnership, The Association of Learning Providers for Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Solent University, The University of Portsmouth and the Chamber of Commerce. We are part funded by the European Social Fund.

How can we help?

Become an apprentice

Whether you are a young person starting your career or you are further into working life and looking to reskill, find out about what opportunities are available locally.

Employ an apprentice

Find out how to grow your business through skilled staff that support your organisational needs.

Parents and carers

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Latest Blog Posts

Why parents should encourage apprenticeships in 2019

September 9th, 2019

Introduction – who is this for? There is no doubt that there has been a stigma surrounding apprenticeships for a long time, with many claiming that apprenticeships are for “under-achievers,” or an alternative for those who cannot afford to study at university. However, apprenticeships have become an equally great opportunity for young people. University should … Continued

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The Stigma Surrounding Apprenticeships

September 9th, 2019

Tackling the misconceptions and often stigmas associated with apprenticeships is a high priority for the Solent Apprenticeship Hub team, as we are faced with a number of the same questions regularly or come across others at events who will ask us questions such as: ‘Aren’t apprenticeships for more vocational industries?’ or ‘I was told I … Continued

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Why you should be considering an apprenticeship as your next step

September 9th, 2019

So you have just completed your GCSEs… Or your A-Levels… Or your btec… Or degree… Or you are at any stage in your life where you feel like you want a change in direction or career? I’m sure that you have considered a lot of different options depending on what level you are at and … Continued

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