The National Apprenticeship Training Scheme, a flagship programme from Government of India aims at skilling India to meet future requirements. This scheme bridges the gap existing in the market place, between the employer’s requirement in an employee and the talent pool of students available in the market. It allows the organisations to recruit raw, technically qualified candidates, train them for one year with subsidy from Government of India and absorb them on regular roles if the need arises. The apprentices are governed solely by the Apprentices Act 1961. The organisation engaging apprentices should posses the requisite infrastructure and trained managers to impart training to the apprentices. The National Apprenticeship Scheme thus helps in building a steady pool of talent, which is industry ready; to meet the Human Resources needs of an organisation, at an optimum cost. Selection of apprentices is solely the prerogative of the employer.