Helping disadvantaged and marginalised young people upskill and find employment.

Recruitment Redefined

Our expert team help candidates find the right job and support them for as long as they need. We work within Nigeria’s private and public sector companies, finding apprenticeships and jobs for hundreds of young people. 

Our work with young people helps them develop confidence, skills and financial security. For our candidates, a job is more than an income. It means a future where they and their family can flourish. 

Candidates come to us freely. Because they want to work. We operate from Lagos, Nigeria and are supported by our UK charity partner; Change Nigeria Project.


Want to use your skills to mentor young people and help them build their confidence? 

Or are you a young person who would benefit from a career mentor? 

Our new Mentoring Programme carefully matches young people with corporate mentors who provide career advice, help with confidence-building and act as professional role models. 

Employment is a key factor to poverty alleviation.

16 Thousand

unskilled young people add to the



unemployment market every day in Nigeria.

Today with your help we can provide, practical and relevant skills to empower and support our young people.

“I was referred to Apprentice9ja! a month ago. I’ve had more advice and help from them than I’ve had in the past two and a half years looking for work. Apprentice9ja! got me for a job interview last week.”


Apprentice9ja! Candidate

“Apprentice9ja! really understands the sort of talent we are looking for. They only send us people who meet our candidate specifications for job we are looking to fill.”

Sophie Mofe

Human Resources, McKenzie Group

Some of our partners

Latest news

Change Nigeria Project to Host our first ‘A morning with…….’ event

20 carefully selected business owners and representatives of organisations are invited by Apprentice9ja! to listen to the current state of youth unemployment and how we are working towards reducing this.

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Advice on how to look for

and apply for jobs

Get advice on the different stages of a job hunt, including how to improve your interview technique and write an effective CV. You can get help to search for your first job, get back into work or change career direction

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Gain the skills and experience to kick start your career by becoming an apprentice.

Find out what you need to do to become an apprentice, what careers are available and which employers are offering them.

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Dolphin Estate

Lagos, 101233, Nigeria


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We use the money donated to find and place marginalised unemployed young people into quality apprenticeships.

Allowing them to develop not only their work skills, experience and self-esteem, but to build a career and alleviate themselves from poverty.