West London Apprenticeships – Employer Hub

West London Apprenticeships – Employer Hub

An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It is a way for individuals to warn while they learn gaining valuable skills and knowledge in a specific job role. The apprentice gains this through a wide mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practice new skills in a real work environment. Apprenticeships benefit employers and individuals, and by boosting the skills of the workforce they help to improve economic productivity.

There are various levels of apprenticeships available, from Level 2 – equivalent to 5 GCSE passes – through to Level 7 Degree Apprenticeships – equivalent to a master’s degree. The breadth of apprenticeships today is perhaps why employers with established apprenticeships programmes report that productivity in their workplace improves by 76%, whilst 75% report that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service.

Explore the hub for advice on developing Apprenticeship opportunities:

If you are a candidate we offer some signposting on how to ‘Find an apprenticeship‘.

Apprenticeships and what they mean for you as a West London employer

Apprenticeships and what they mean for you as a West London employer

If you are an employer with a payroll over £3 million each year, you will have been paying the Apprenticeship Levy since 6 April 2017.  Make the most of it by investing in your own workforce (from entry level Apprenticeships through to MBA Apprenticeships); and/or transfer up to 25% of your unspent levy to small businesses.  Get in touch with the West London Business team if you would like support in identifying local businesses to whom you might transfer your levy underspend. 

If you are a smaller business not paying the Apprenticeship Levy we would strongly recommend you read up on the support and advice regarding how you can recruit and develop Apprentices as a part of your workforce.

Watch an employer’s (Robert Welch) view on Apprenticeships:

1. Further advice for employers on selecting a training organisation

2. How to register and sign up for the Apprenticeship Service as an employer

3. Leading Apprenticeship training organisations in West London

We encourage you to get in touch with the following members of West London Business and find out more about their services:

Organisation Employers’ Apprenticeship micro-website Key employer’s contact  Other resources 
Brunel University London MICRO SITE jane.coughlan@brunel.ac.uk
More info
JGA Group MICRO SITE Richard Goodwin, Managing Director
JGA Levy Booklet

JGA Additional Services


Middlesex University MICRO SITE Corporate engagement team
020 8411 5050
More Info
University of West London MICRO SITE Janet Rowson, Associate Head, Degree Apprenticeships
020 8231 2607
CLBS Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

SCE Degree Apprenticeship

Harrow College Uxbridge College (HCUC) / West Met Skills MICRO SITE Harpal Lehal, Head of Apprenticeships and Skills
01895 853789
More Info
West London’s College / Evolve Learning Group Ltd MICRO SITE  
Evolve Learning
Matt McMahon, Head of Sales
07769 301 751
Courses include Business Administration, Plumbing, Hospitality, Health & Social Care, Patisserie & confectionary and many more

Beat the Levy Information

Wallace School of Transport MICRO SITE Ruth  Wallace, Director

020 8453 3440   


West Thames College MICRO SITE 020 8326 2406


Prospective Apprentices

If you are seeking employment and to ‘earn as you learn’ as an Apprentice you can: