How your recommendation can make a difference

  • For each business referral we receive, you’re supporting the success and growth of businesses in your network.
  • For each young person referred, you will open up an opportunity for them to join the fastest growing industry in the UK
  • For every young person placed onto an apprenticeship following a referral, we will donate £250.00 to your selected charity

How does it work?

  • Complete the form below to submit your referral
  • Choose a charity from the list that you would like us to donate to
  • We will contact you to let you know we have received the referral
  • We will continue to update you on the progress of the referral to let you know if and when an apprentice has been successfully placed
  • Following a placement we will share the contribution you made to the young person and business across our social media and website


Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research. Their ambition is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. They want survival in the UK to be among the best in the world and are focusing their efforts in four key areas – working to help prevent cancer, diagnose it earlier, develop new treatments and optimise current treatments by personalising them and making them even more effective.


Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Their mission is to bring about the day when all dogs can enjoy a happy life, free from the threat of unnecessary destruction. Each year they care for around 16,000 dogs at our nationwide network of 18 rehoming centres. No healthy dog is ever destroyed.


Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure and supports people living with dementia today. Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes and there’s currently no cure. Thanks to support, Alzheimer’s Society is facing dementia head on. Inspired by your voices, they’re leading the way in support, society and research.

Smart Works Newcastle

Smart Works Newcastle support local women into work by giving them the confidence needed to succeed at interview. By providing interview clothing and 1:1 coaching, Smart Works have supported over 400 women since May 2018, 66% of which have been offered a job. Women are referred from job centres, employment schemes, women’s shelters, mental health charities, and many other places.

Make a Referral

You can refer someone who may benefit from recruiting an apprentice, or implementing apprenticeship training into their staff development strategy.