First, an employer should consider offering apprenticeships to meet the needs of the company for a highly skilled labor force. If it seems like on-the-job training, coupled with intstruction, is the right way to hire by training, then an apprentice program is right for the business.
Employers can create and manage their own program or they can partner with an intermediary who offers apprenticeships. Intermediaries also handle all of the administrative requirements for managing an apprenticeship.
Once an apprenticeship program is in place, the employer will need to ensure they provide mentorship/supervision for the apprentice, just as they would with any employee. The employer will also need to ensure the apprentice receives scheduled evaluations and wage increases as the apprentice reaches certain pre-determined milestones or skills learned.