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17th February 2021

Last week saw Hull College celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2021.

This year’s theme was ‘Build the Future’, with a focus on how employers across the country train, retain and achieve with apprenticeships, along with how they can help individuals build the skills and knowledge needed for a rewarding career.

Throughout the week, we highlighted all things apprenticeships via our social media channels and with a number of blog posts here on our website before ending the week with a Live Q&A featuring two members from the team at HCUK Training on Facebook. If you missed any of our content, simply click on the links below to catch up.

Apprenticeships FAQ

What are the Benefits of Hiring an Apprentice?

Ask an Employer

Apprentices at Staff Finders Case Study

Ask an Apprentice: Harvey Wilkinson

Ask an Apprentice: Lucy PeckAsk an Apprentice: Lucy Peck

Live Q&A: HCUK Training Apprenticeship Special

Employer feedback shows that nationally 74% of businesses say apprentices improved their service or quality, and 78% improved productivity. Additionally, statistics show that apprenticeships pay for themselves multiple times over and, following the extension of the Apprenticeship Initiative Scheme by the Government, employers who take on a new apprentice before 31st March 2021 could receive up to £3,000 in funding.

HCUK Training work with businesses of all sizes to analyse training needs, identify relevant apprenticeships and the best way of providing the training, ensuring a responsive and customer-focused service which offers a high quality, tailored experience to each employer.

By investing in apprenticeships, you can harness new talent and creative ideas, improve job satisfaction and reduce staff turnover. Apprentices are widely regarded as eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to their organisation and, on top of that, the training they receive via HCUK Training will increase their confidence, reliability and enthusiasm.

If you’re interested in hiring an apprentice, would like further details or have any questions about the apprenticeship process, please get in touch with us by phone on 0300 330 2010 or send an email to More information for both prospective apprentices and employers is also available at