Apprenticeship support for employers

Are you an employer interested in offering an apprenticeship? Read on to find out how the council can help.

Apprenticeships offer a way to both attract new talent and develop existing staff – enabling people to access good jobs and progression opportunities while helping employers to create a loyal workforce that meets their skills and business needs.

That’s why the Council has pledged to transfer £100,000 a year from our own levy funding to support more employers to offer high-quality apprenticeships.

Organisations offering apprenticeships to Barking and Dagenham residents can apply to have their training costs fully funded through the scheme.

To ensure employers have the support they need to do this, the Council has partnered with Workwhile: a charitable organisation that helps businesses to access funding to cover training costs and provides free 1:1 support to help them get apprenticeships up and running.

The process couldn’t be easier. To access this funding and support, please complete the Workwhile form.

Find out more info about Workwhile

For email enquiries to the Council about the scheme, please email

To see a list of the apprenticeship courses available through the Borough’s main local education and training providers, view our prospectus (PDF, 2.22MB).


Please note that the scheme is only available for those offering opportunities to Borough residents.

It is available to non-levy paying employers offering quality apprenticeships with good wage and progression opportunities. Levy-paying organisations that have used up their levy entitlements may also apply.

Applications will not be considered from Apprenticeship Training Agencies.