Taking on apprentices and employing young people

Are you a business interested in taking on an apprentice or employing staff?

The council's Employment and Skills team- Think Sandwell can provide a complete package of tailored support to guide you through the entire recruitment process at no cost to your company.

We will discuss your specific requirements with you and will assist in the preparation of job descriptions, vacancy advertisements and interviews.

Assisting first-time employers

There is a lot to think about when employing staff for the first time. Think Sandwell are on hand to help first-time employers make sure they have all the necessary details in place before taking on an employee.

Think Sandwell will help you every step of the way through the recruitment process. We’ll find a suitable young person, interested in your area of business.

We’ll also give ongoing mentoring support for the young person at your place of work.

Apprenticeships

Think Sandwell is passionate about apprenticeships. They give people a boost in their early careers, and help to upskill businesses. That’s why we offer expert advice and support all the way through the apprenticeship process, as well as funding for certain placements. We’ll even take care of the paperwork for you. Employing an apprentice is very cost effective and various grants are available to apply for. We will work with you and your employee throughout the apprenticeship to make sure that everything goes smoothly.

Interested? Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about taking on an apprentice or employing a young person through the Sandwell Guarantee, fill in the online form and we'll get back to you.

Register your interest

Alternatively, you can get in touch with our Think Sandwell team by emailing enquiries_recruitment@sandwell.gov.uk or call 0121 569 2099.