Apprenticemakers is a not for profit activity that has been developed to help apprentice employers across the country make connections and ask each other questions about the benefits and challenges associated with recruiting apprentices.

The community aims to support a greater take up of Apprenticeships amongst small and medium businesses (SMEs) and has been developed following a recommendation in the Holt Review to support peer to peer mentoring between employers.

The project was grant assisted by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) up to March 31st 2016, and now is sustained through running training programmes and voluntary support from SFEDI, the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative. The SFEDI Group of companies and projects work to support the skills development of small and micro businesses.