National Apprentice Training Scheme (NATS)

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Skill Development



What is National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS)?

The National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) stands as a vital initiative launched by the Government of India to equip the nation’s youth with practical skills in various trade disciplines, it signifies India’s commitment to skill development. NATS offers immersive On-the-Job Training (OJT) opportunities lasting 6 months to 1 year. It caters to Graduates, Diploma Students, and Vocational Certificate Holders, providing them with hands-on experience and soft skills training. NATS acts as a bridge between education and employment, enabling participants to gain industry-specific expertise under the mentorship of experienced professionals.


This transformative scheme not only enhances the employability of apprentices but also supports businesses by supplying them with a skilled workforce, contributing to economic growth and fostering a competitive workforce in the global arena. 

Benefits for Employers

Employers play a crucial role in the success of National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS), and they are rewarded with a range of incentives for their commitment to apprenticeship and skill development. They typically include:


During apprenticeship, the apprentices are paid a stipend amount, 50% (up to Rs. 4500/- Per Apprentice Per Month) of which is reimbursable to the employer from the Government of India.

Compliance Benefit

You can hire employees under NATS without PF & ESIC for 1 years

Enhanced Reputation​​

Being associated with NATS can enhance an employer's reputation as a socially responsible and progressive organization. This can be attractive to potential customers, business partners, and investors who value companies committed to skill development and employment opportunities.

Customized Training Programs

The National Apprenticeship Training Scheme supports employers in designing and implementing customized training programs tailored to their specific industry and organizational needs. This ensures that apprentices gain skills that are directly applicable to the company's operations.

Dedicated CSR Contribution

Employers' involvement in the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme demonstrates a strong commitment to corporate social responsibility. Their participation actively fosters skill development, employment opportunities, and overall social improvement, in line with the organization's overarching CSR objectives.

Government Support and Collaboration​

Employers in NATS benefit from the support and collaboration of government agencies and industry partners. This ensures that they have access to resources, guidance, and expertise to make their apprenticeship programs successful.


The National Apprenticeship Training Scheme is open to technically qualified individuals, including Diploma holders, Engineering Graduates, and other Graduates (Non-Engineering). Candidates with relevant technical qualifications are eligible to apply for apprenticeship positions. All establishments having work force (regular and contract employees) of 30 or more are mandated to undertake apprenticeship programs in a range from 2.5% -15% of its workforce (including direct contractual employees) every year. For establishments having a workforce between 4 – 29 this is optional, and establishments that have a workforce of 3 or less are not permitted to engage apprentices. 


TMS can help you overcome the challenges of implementing the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) in your business. We can provide you with the following support:

  • Documentation: TMS can assist you in managing all the necessary documentation related to the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS). Our team can help you with the paperwork required for enrolling apprentices, submitting contracts, and processing claims. We ensure that all documents are accurately filled out and submitted on time, easing the administrative burden on your end.
  • Reimbursement: TMS can streamline the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme reimbursement process for you. We will handle the reimbursement paperwork, ensuring that you receive the stipend amount specified by the government for each apprentice.
  • Prompt Stipend Management: Efficiently handle stipend reimbursements to apprentices.
  • Tailored Training: Offer training as necessary, tailored to each apprentice’s specific profile.
  • Simplified Registration: Streamline the registration process for applicants through the apprenticeship portal.
  • High Quality Trainees: Ensure access to top-tier candidates for apprenticeship opportunities.
  • Flexible Stipend Options: Allow candidates to receive stipends from either the employer, TMS, or both as per their preference.
  • Comprehensive Trade Coverage: Provide access to apprenticeship opportunities in all designated and optional trades as defined by the Apprentices Act.

Ready to begin your adventure with NATS?

Visit the official TMS website to explore further

Ready to begin your adventure with NATS?

Visit the official TMS website to explore further

Incorporating the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) into your business strategy is not just a smart move; it's a transformative step toward a Skilled, Efficient, and Dedicated workforce. With TMS by your side, you can harness the full potential of NATS, driving growth, innovation, and Success.


Do you have questions about NATS? Check out our FAQs section to find answers to common queries.

If your question isn’t listed, feel free to get in touch with our support team.

NATS covers a wide range of industries and Trades, including Manufacturing, IT, Healthcare, Construction, Hospitality, and more. The scheme is designed to promote apprenticeships across various sectors, so you can explore opportunities in your field of interest.

Employers interested in participating in NATS can easily initiate the process by reaching out to TMS, our dedicated service provider for NATS applications. We are here to assist you with all the necessary steps, from application to documentation, ensuring a seamless and hassle-free experience. Please feel free to contact us, and our expert team will guide you through the process. Your journey with NATS starts with us!

Reimbursements for the stipend are received on a quarterly basis, allowing employers to recover a portion of the training costs.


No, NATS trainees are exempt from various labor laws such as PF, ESIC, PT, etc., making their training period hassle-free. 

Employers enrolled in can benefit from skilled and trained youth, government reimbursements, and a simplified hiring process, making it a cost-effective and efficient way to enhance their workforce..

Yes, apprentices who successfully complete the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) program receive a Certificate of Proficiency by the Government of India, which can be registered at all employment exchanges across India, serving as valid employment experience. 

NATS typically provides financial incentives to employers who participate in the program. These incentives may include wage subsidies, reimbursement of a portion of the cost of training, or other financial support. The exact incentives can vary by region and may be subject to change, so check the official NATS website for the latest information.

Employers are responsible for providing on-the-job training and mentorship to apprentices, ensuring they receive relevant and high-quality training. Employers are also expected to comply with NATS guidelines and maintain a safe and supportive work environment for apprentices.

Yes, many employers offer apprenticeships in various fields or trades. NATS is flexible in this regard, allowing organizations to provide apprenticeship opportunities in different areas according to their business needs.

For the most current information on NATS policies and procedures, please reach out to our dedicated team at +91-224-896-7640. We are here to provide you with the latest updates and assist with any inquiries you may have. Your direct contact with us ensures that you are well-informed about NATS developments

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