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The Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) Bradford offers an all round hassle free solution to hiring an apprentice, acting as a broker between those people who want to secure themselves a formal apprenticeship programme and employers that want to offer an apprenticeship opportunity but are unable to do so directly at the present time.  

We are a small business situated in the heart of Bradford City Park, overlooking the mirror pool and fountains. We are a joint venture between Bradford College and Bradford MDC and have been set up to work with small and micro businesses in the Bradford District to help them expand through taking on an apprentice.. Businesses that don’t have the time or resource to manage a recruitment process can hire out an apprentice from ATA Bradford;. We have a dedicated team who will make sure your business needs are well looked after from start to finish. We do all the work including dealing with all the HR and payroll services meaning that the company only has to focus on selecting the right candidate.

Sourcing Suitable Candidates

We source the right candidates through a variety of methods from advertising with providers, to direct marketing in the local press.

Apprenticeship opportunities are matched to the most suitable candidate following pre screening and an interview process for the specific job role on offer.

Once the offer of employment has been made - both employer and apprentice sign up to an agreement with the ATA which outlines their responsibilities. This also states the commitment the ATA has with both parties.

Learning Providers

We work with a range of Learning Providers mainly across Bradford but other specialist providers tend to be outside the District there is no restriction.We ascertain the appropriate and best framework for the individual and the employer.

Each provider works differently and charges differently and we work with both employer and provider to negotiate this on behalf of all parties.


The ATA invoices the employer on a monthly basis even though all apprentices are issued with weekly pay slips and paid weekly.

The Employer will reimburse the ATA for all costs incurred 


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