Posted: Tuesday, 23 August 2016 @ 11:14
The Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) has just published some research in its quarterly survey which suggest a sharp increase in employers looking to take on Apprentices.
37% of the employees surveyed are likely to recruit apprentices in the next 6 months up to December 2011. Despite this encouraging news employers are not impressed with the preparedness of young people for employment. In particular employers are concerned about the levels of literacy and numeracy amongst school leavers. When considering hiring young people employers are keen to see candidates with good communication skills who can also demonstrate good customer service skills.
Intec Business Colleges have been working with employers delivering Apprenticeship programmes for the past 30 years. John Herman, Intec’s Managing Director says “the skills mentioned in the research are skills we focus on when delivering Apprenticeship programmes. Employers who take on Apprentices can soon see their young employees blossom, gain in confidence and quickly start contributing to their business”. Mr Herman continued “Over the past month we have experienced a great deal of interest from employers who wish to take on Apprentices. Clearly, employers see young people as the future for their business and over this next few months there are going to be some very keen and enthusiastic youngsters in the employment market looking for Apprenticeship opportunities”.
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