Lifetime’s apprenticeship recruitment service

Want to find the best people for your business? We’ve got you covered. Our apprenticeship recruitment service attracts, pre-screens and shortlists fresh talent, tailored to a wide range of sectors, roles and departments.

People are the DNA of any organisation whether it’s the skills they bring, the approaches they apply or ideas they contribute. With today’s workforce facing significant skills gaps, it’s more important than ever to find the right people to reach tomorrow’s goals.

Our free apprenticeship recruitment service allows organisations to focus on what they do best, while we find candidates with the qualities, skills and motivations to create an effective workforce.

The benefits of apprentice recruitment with Lifetime

Multi-sector capability, insight and expertise, placing nearly 5,000 apprentices every year
10+ years of experience finding and recruiting apprentices
Dedicated recruitment teams for intermediate, advanced and higher-level training
Robust recruitment strategies that guarantee high-quality candidates
30+ strong team of consultants, hand-picking the best candidates for your roles
We work to free up your time, so you can focus on other business priorities
Finding the right people for your business, to improve your retention rates
Our recruitment channels
  • indeed
  • national apprenticeship service
  • not going to uni
  • springpod
  • UCAS
  • Universal job match
  • Careermap
  • Get my first job

Our approach to apprenticeship recruitment

When recruiting apprentices for our partners, we focus on delivering a seamless service that produces quality candidates. Rather than just recruiting for a defined spec, our future-focussed approach to apprenticeship recruitment means we find talent that will grow within an organisation over time.

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Your vacancy will have reach

The search to fill your vacancy starts with the widest possible reach. Using a multi-channel approach, we make sure that your vacancy gets maximum exposure through our channels. Our branded employer and sector recruitment pages attract people actively seeking apprenticeships within your organisation or industry. Already have vacancies? We can help. Speak to our team to find out more.

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Who’s best for your organisation?

Aside from assessing eligibility and role-specific competencies, we take a forward-looking approach, focusing on candidates who display a clear motivation and potential. We take the time to understand your business in terms of growth plans, workforce skill priorities and future commercial ambition. With our bespoke selection service, we’ll only select candidates whose behaviours and motivations align with your role, and your business goals.

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Supporting your recruitment teams

The initial stages of recruitment are often the most time and labour-intensive. Doing this internally places a huge demand on time and resources – with no guarantee of a quality shortlist. Our teams have 10+ years of expertise in intermediate, higher and advanced apprenticeship recruitment, completing initial sifts, pre-screens and eligibility checks on all applicants. We’ll produce a hand-picked shortlist of quality candidates that your recruitment team can progress for interview.

Building first-class skills for sustainable growth

Our apprenticeship recruitment service works hard for businesses across a variety of sectors, selecting apprentices at advanced, intermediate and higher levels. All too often, businesses will try to buy skills whether this is through expensive recruitment fees, inflated salaries or the use of temporary contracts.

Costing an estimated £6.3 billion per year, this approach is not only expensive, but also unsustainable. For many businesses, it doesn’t provide a long-term skills solution.

We believe in developing lasting skills from scratch, by growing them across your organisation and enriching your workforce for the long term. The start of a sustainable skills development programme begins with a quality apprenticeship recruitment process.

Our partners
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  • Department For Work And Pensions logo
  • Department Of International Trade logo
  • Greene King logo
  • KFC logo
  • Lifeways group logo
  • Mcdonalds logo
  • Nuffield logo
  • Bandq logo

Looking for apprentices? We can attract driven, engaged talent to your organisation, at every programme level.

Contact our team

Over the last three years our partnership with Lifetime has ensured our apprenticeship programme has matured and continually evolved. We now offer a broad range of standards to enable more employees to develop their careers through apprenticeships.

Nasreen Noor, Recruitment Manager for Resourcing, People and Culture, House of Commons