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Offer an apprenticeship within your company

Together with borough partners, we run a highly successful apprenticeship programme, matching suitable candidates with available opportunities.

Apprentices are an excellent source of fresh new talent and an extremely cost-effective way of creating a flexible and committed workforce. Their skills can be cultivated and developed to meet the specific needs of your organisation over a relatively short period of time. 

Creating new apprenticeship opportunities

If you are thinking of creating an apprenticeship in your organisation we will support you to make this happen. All we ask is that the apprentice is recruited from Lewisham.

We will:

  • advise and support any business thinking of creating new apprenticeship roles regardless of whether they are based in the borough or elsewhere
  • offer free advertising and recruitment screen for eligibility and conduct initial testing of prospective apprentices

  • provide free skills-screening of applicants according to your specified criteria

  • provide information, advice and guidance sessions for potential apprentices

  • help you find a training provider, approved by the National Apprenticeship Service, to develop your apprentice's skills

  • provide ongoing mentoring for your apprentice.

To find out more about how we can help you, contact our Apprenticeship Team. 

Awards and commendations

  • In 2017, Fen Beckman, our Economy and Partnership Manager, was named Best Manager at the London Borough Apprenticeship Awards.

  • In 2014, Ramel Foster and Lauren Ouzman, were ‘highly commended’ in the National Apprenticeship Awards, which celebrates the achievements of the country’s most outstanding apprentices and apprenticeship employers.

  • In 2014, Lewisham Council were runners up in the London Council Apprenticeship Awards in the category of ‘Best work with supply chains to create new apprenticeships’

  • In 2013, Lewisham Council were awarded the 'best employer' partner award from Bromley College.

  • In 2012, Lewisham Council won the PPMA HR award for ‘best recruitment partnership project’.

  • In 2011, Lewisham Council won the London Council Apprenticeship Awards in the category of 'Best work with supply chains to create new apprenticeships.


Apprenticeship Team

Civic Suite, Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
Telephone: 020 8314 6452
Email: apprenticeships@lewisham.gov.uk