Welcome to the Solent Apprenticeship Hub

The Solent Apprenticeship Hub offers free and impartial advice to organisations of any size regarding apprenticeship training. We can help organisations with finding the most suitable training provider or choosing the relevant apprenticeship for them. We also offer guidance on funding apprenticeship training, levy transfers and sourcing apprentices. Most importantly, we tailor our advice to YOUR organisation, as we know that what suits one business may not be the best solution for another.

The Solent Apprenticeship Hub can also help individuals find apprenticeship training and answer any questions regarding applications or finding apprenticeship opportunities in your area.

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

We can offer advice and guidance to parents and carers who want to know more about apprenticeships. Find out about the many benefits to your child of enrolling on an apprenticeship programme.

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Latest Blog Posts

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Changes to non-levy payers apprenticeship funding

February 10th, 2020

If you are a non-levy paying employer, you may not be aware, but changes have been made to the way that you fund apprenticeship training for your staff. The Solent Apprenticeship Hub is a free and impartial resource that can help with the process. Soon, the days of government-procured contracts for apprenticeship training will be … Continued

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Stereotypes within Apprenticeships

January 13th, 2020

Stereotypes in Apprenticeships It is a broadly known fact that gender stereotypes, among many other stereotypes, remain rife in the world of work. Despite the fact that apprenticeships are inclusive for all ages, genders and ethnicities, this is no different in the world of apprenticeships either. But we want to know: What can be done … Continued

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The most prestigious, popular and niche apprenticeships revealed!

December 9th, 2019

Apprenticeships come in all shapes and sizes, from trades to business, from hospitality to technological, there really is something for everyone! But what are the figures? We regularly get asked by prospective apprentices: โ€˜Whatโ€™s the best paid apprenticeship?โ€™, โ€˜Whatโ€™s the hardest apprenticeship?โ€™ or โ€˜Whatโ€™s the most obscure apprenticeship?โ€™ โ€“ So we thought it best to … Continued

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