National Apprentice Scheme (NATS) training procedure, benefits, and admission process

Students interested in joining industrial jobs have an opportunity to train themselves in National Apprentice Scheme and as well get a stipend during the training period and even get good jobs. This article provides an insight into the National Apprentice Scheme, the training benefits of the scheme, and the procedure to follow to join the scheme.


Students who possess Degree and diploma certificates will opt for a career in industries to get a suitable job for them. To join in any industry, one requires specific skills and talents to excel in their post. For this, the Indian government has instituted a National Apprentice Scheme to train job aspirants of industries from MSME to MNC. This scheme brings together students with industries and thus both of them get benefited.

Students get the opportunity to get specific skills at the field level in the industry and thus helping in getting a job. The students also get the benefit of a stipend during the training time. Today's industries need a lot of skills in their employees to reap maximum out of their industries. The main complaint of these industries is that the aspirants who like to work in their industries have a lot of skill gaps. Even students coming with ITI and Diploma have no practical skills to work in their industries. So these industries want to train them before taking them into their industries. Thus this National Apprentice Scheme originated.

Features of National Apprentice Training Scheme (NATS)

  • This scheme is meant not only to train professionals related to the industry but also to train the skills of the industry to all other categories of students who study various other courses. This scheme was revamped in 2016 to benefit more and more people. This revamped scheme provides more opportunities to all sections of students. An increased amount of stipend given to apprentice students will encourage them to involve in better learning. This scheme is providing Rs.9,000 stipend to Arts, Humanities, Commerce and Engineering students and Rs.8,0000 to Diploma students. NATS gives encouragement to industries providing training by bearing the burden of part of the stipend given to students by industries. The specialty of this scheme is training industrial skills even to general Degree students.

  • The government is providing 50% stipend assistance to industries for providing technical training to students. This encouragement made more industries take up this training program to benefit more students. The government is also sponsoring the trainees for industries to train for the students.

  • Aspiring students can join this scheme and learn the skills by learning by doing. After completing the course, they can apply for an apprenticeship and continue learning the skills. During the apprenticeship, they can even get a stipend. Thus the student can have the opportunity to earn by learning.

  • The certificate of Proficiency given by the National Apprentice Training Scheme (NATS) after the one-year training course has great value in the job market. Industries give importance to these certificates in giving jobs. Industries also consider the training duration as work experience.

  • The students who got training through National Apprentice Training Scheme (NATS) can establish their own manufacturing units and thus get self-employment. This scheme provides a production-linked incentive training program in mobile manufacturing, manufacturing of medical aids, and equipment, pharma, and automobile sector. So this training also helps them to establish their own business and get self-employment. Thus the NATS helps to reduce the demand-supply gap between the workforce and industries and thus helps to improve the standards of industries.

  • NATS has created a web portal that links aspiring students and industries. In this portal, industries and students can log in and add their details. This will help the students to know the various opportunities that they can get from industries. On the other hand, the industries also can know about candidates who are really needed for their industries.

Procedure to join Apprentice Scheme

Students aspiring to join this National Apprentice Scheme(NATS) can apply online through the following portal:- National Apprentice Training Portal (NATS) Students can register their profile through this portal online. A unique Id will be provided for the candidates who register their profiles in this portal. With this unique Id., one can put in their application in industries where they are aspiring for an apprenticeship. Later, students get approval for apprentice programs from industries according to their eligibility.

To register for this scheme, students have to ready themselves with certain documents like Aadhar card, E-mail Id., mobile number, passport size photo, Aadhar seeding bank account, and educational qualifying certificates.

Aspiring students who are interested to work in industries can make use of the National Apprentice Training Scheme (NATS) to the fullest to improve their skills as well as to get economic assistance during the apprentice duration.


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