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A government funded apprenticeship programme ensures your workforce has the skills and qualifications your business needs now and in the future.

Apprenticeships with First Rung are a proven and effective route to drive your business to:

  • Greater Productivity
  • Reduced staff turnover
  • More motivated workforce


Apprenticeships can help you develop the specialist skills your business needs to grow.

Because apprentices are committed to a career in your industry, they make a real and quantifiable contribution to your workplace.


First Rung offers Apprenticeships in:

  • Childcare
  • Customer Service
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Business Administration


First Rung offers a comprehensive and free recruitment service to help you employ an apprentice best matched to your business needs.


The National Minimum Wage for apprentices aged 16-18 or 19+ in their first year is £3.90 per hour. Many of our employer partners prefer to pay more.

The cost of training apprentices aged 16 to 18 is fully funded by the Government and there is no charge to your business.

Training for apprentices aged 19+ is part funded and employers make a contribution towards the costs of training.

For further information about First Rung’s range of Apprenticeships, please contact Rashmi Joshi, Development Manager on 020 8201 3111 or email