About apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a way for people to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future.

Hiring apprentices helps your business to grow your own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

Quality is key to apprenticeships - providing high quality training that benefits both apprentices and employers.

Economic benefit-tell your supply chains and 'make the link'!

More than 100,000 employers, in over 160,000 workplaces, currently use apprenticeships to attract new talent, re-skill existing staff and tackle skill shortages. Apprenticeships are available to businesses of all sizes and from all sectors in England.

Employment is a fundamental part of an apprenticeship. An apprentice must be employed in a job role with a productive purpose.

Improve your bottom line

Apprenticeships deliver real returns to your bottom line, helping to improve productivity and competitiveness. Training apprentices can also be more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs.

Fill your skills gaps

Apprenticeships deliver skills designed around your business needs, providing the skilled workers you need for the future. They also help you develop the specialist skills you need to keep pace with the latest technology and working practices in your sector.

Motivate your workforce

Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that have invested in them. Remember, an apprentice is with you because they want to be-they have made an active choice to learn on the job and have a commitment to a specific career.

The positives about apprenticeships...

There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice. There is a skills system in place that offers a range of quality services to employers. These include:

  1. Business organisational analysis to help identify opportunities
  2. Recruitment and selection
  3. Assessment
  4. Training and skills assessment

Benefits for businesses

  • Apprenticeships develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.
  • Businesses that offer apprenticeships view them as beneficial to their long-term development.
  • According to the British Chambers of Commerce, most employ an apprentice to improve the skills base within their business.
  • Nearly every employer that takes on an apprentice (96%) reports benefits to their business.
  • 72% of businesses report improved productivity as a result of employing an apprentice.

The negatives...

It will not come as any surprise that there is a certain amount of red tape. But, as your training provider, we are well versed in making the whole process as simple as possible for you so that you can get on with the job of training your apprentice for your business needs and keep red tape to a minimum.

We can guide you through all aspects of recruiting and training an apprentice.

More information

Contact our Business Development Officer to find out more:

Page owner: Vanessa de Chazal. Last updated: 21/02/2019 15:31

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