Finding the right apprentice for your company can be a daunting task, but at Croydon College we're here to help smooth the path and ensure that you employ the motivated, enterprising, work-ready apprentices you want for your business. We have extensive links with a wide range of businesses and industries and our lecturers bring 'shop floor' expertise to their teaching.

Croydon College is one of the largest Apprenticeship training providers in the South with around 5000 learners and 700 apprentices working in a range of companies from small SME’s to large Multinationals. We have a great reputation and lots of experience recruiting, assessing, interviewing and managing Apprentices.

Croydon Business Excellence Winner 2017

Apprenticeship ​Employer of the Year - ​Winner

Hiring apprentices help businesses to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Apprenticeships are available to businesses of all sizes and sectors in England, and can last anything from 12 months to 4 years.

David Frost, Director General of the British Chamber of Commerce said:

“Because Apprenticeships are based in the workplace employers get the skills they really need. They are vital to the future success, not only of businesses across the country but also for a vibrant economy.”

Why do employers take on apprentices:

  • 82% of employers take on apprentices to build the skills capacity within their businesses.
  • 75% of apprentice employers say the programme has helped cut recruitment costs.
  • 80% say that apprenticeships will play a bigger part in their future recruitment policy.
  • 88% of apprentice employers believe they lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce, leading to greater loyalty and quality.
  • 80% of employers feel that apprenticeships reduce staff turnover.
  • 81% of consumers favour companies that employ Apprentices.
  • 81% of apprentice employers say they make their businesses more productive. The average apprenticeship completer increases business productivity by £214 per week.


*Figures from Employer Guide to Apprenticeships. Sources: 2011 British Chambers of Commerce, Populus research commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service and Productivity Matters and Centre for Economic and Business Research, 2013.

Contact us

If you are an employer interested in taking on an apprentice please contact our Apprenticeship Hub:

Tel: 0800 652 0784

You are also welcome to drop into the College Apprenticeship Hub to the right of the main College entrance. It's open Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm.


These are some of the Employers already working with Croydon College Apprentices:

Safe Play
Crystal Palace
Nash College
Cinnamon Culture
Beckmead School
Safe Gas
Shades Hair
M&L Hair
Day Nursaries
Bryden Johnson
Head Office
NHS Croydon Clinical Commissioning Group
Easton Regal
Pimlico Plumbers
St Christpohers
Happy Little Bunny Day Nursary
London & Quadrant Housing Trust
Caterham School
Ward Logo
Croydon NHS
Croydon council
Trez Hair Design
Chelsea FC
T Brown Group
Adelaide Care
Hampton by Hilton
stone hairdressing
Woodford Heating & Energy