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

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

Apprentice Mentoring

Why Apprenticeships Matter

November 5th, 2019

At the Solent Apprenticeship Hub, we are extremely vocal in our passion for apprenticeships and why apprenticeships matter. People may ask why our team take such pride in our mission of expanding the number of individuals in apprenticeship roles. Our answer is simple, we want the next generation of young people coming up through school … Continued

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Are apprentices an asset to business?

October 17th, 2019

At the Solent Apprenticeship Hub, we strongly believe that apprentices are an asset to business. However, our advisers meet with a number of business owners who believe that taking on an apprentice or training their current staff through apprenticeship programmes will not be particularly beneficial to them for reasons such as: lack of return on … Continued

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Should I encourage apprenticeships? Advice to parents on apprenticeships

September 9th, 2019

There is no doubt that there has been a stigma surrounding apprenticeships for a long time, with many claiming that apprenticeships are for β€œunder-achievers,” or an alternative for those who cannot afford to study at university, and there seems to be little advice to parents on apprenticeships. However, apprenticeships have become an equally great opportunity … Continued

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