By offering apprenticeships, your organisation can nurture new talent within your workforce, and provide unique learning and development opportunities for your existing staff. Teach an apprentice your trade, and help them develop practical skills by working on-site alongside your experienced staff. Apprentices can work as an employee or on a day-release basis from a training course – usually at the Isle of Man College.

Istock 000017880444XsmallApprentices are paid a salary and are entitled to paid holidays.

At the end of the placement in your organisation, you will have helped your apprentice to:

- gain a qualification

- learn valuable workplace skills and experience, and

- improve their knowledge of your industry and organisation.  

There’s also a good chance that you’ll want to recruit them as a full time employee when the apprenticeship finishes. 

The Isle of Man Government’s Department of Economic Development provides a number of apprentice training programmes covering a wide range of occupations, including:

  • Accountancy
  • Agriculture and horticulture
  • Carpentry and joinery
  • Electrical engineering
  • Hairdressing
  • ICT
  • Installation electrician
  • Masonry and bricklaying
  • Mechanical and production engineering
  • Motor vehicle mechanic
  • Painting and decorating
  • Plumbing
  • Sea fishing

You can advertise apprenticeship vacancies in your organisation for free on

Potential apprentices may also approach your business directly about apprenticeship opportunities, including through the website.

For more information on offering apprenticeships and your responsibilities as an employer please visit the apprenticeship website for more information or contact Training Services:

Training Services
Nivison House
31 Prospect Hill
Isle of Man
Telephone: +44 1624 687156


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