Posted: Friday, 14 February 2020 @ 14:56
Call us cheesy but as it's Valentine's Day we thought rather than a dozen roses, we'd give you a dozen reasons why we LOVE Apprenticeships.
1. Apprenticeships provide young people with
no experience to launch a successful career.
Celebrities such as Stella McCartney and
Gordon Ramsay started their career as young apprentices and have gone on to be hugely
successful in their chosen industries.
2. An Apprenticeship allows you to earn while
You gain a nationally recognised
Apprenticeship Standard whilst earning a wage. The minimum hourly wage for
Apprentices is going up to £4.15 in April 2020 but many employers offer more!
3. Apprenticeships are a cost effective
alternate route to university.
As an Apprentice you can earn money, build
up your experience and gain a qualification - all whilst avoiding costly
4. Apprenticeships enhance your CV and enable
you to progress in your workplace.
Apprenticeships are a great way to develop
the skills you need to take the next step in your career. Undertaking an apprenticeship
showcases your commitment to developing yourself and can make you stand out
when it comes to promotion opportunities.
5. Apprenticeships build confidence.
Our learners continually comment on the
confidence they gain from their programme. Taking on a new role can be tough but
an apprenticeship can give you theories and practices that help support you.
6. Apprenticeships are an opportunity to gain
your maths and English functional skills.
Equivalent to a GCSE, Functional Skills are
included in the cost of an Apprenticeship.
7. You can gain Chartership or links to
We work closely with the Chartered
Management Institute, the Association of Project Management and the Chartered
Institute of Personnel and Development to provide links to industry for
learners taking associated programmes.
8. You can tailor an Apprenticeship to your
The new Apprenticeship Standards are more
flexible than the old Apprenticeship Frameworks and can be tailored to your
specific job role.
9. Apprenticeships increase staff motivation
and increase productivity.
74% of employers
say that apprentices improved product or service quality, and 78% say that they
improved productivity. Apprentices become highly skilled even before they
finish their training.*
10. Apprenticeships reduce staff turnover.
69% of employers say that employing apprentices
improved staff retention with 65% of apprentices remaining with the company
that trained them after they complete their apprenticeship.*
11. Apprenticeship training is funded by the
If you don’t pay into the Apprenticeship
Levy and have more than 50 staff, the government funds 95% of the cost of apprenticeship
training. If you have less than 50 staff, the government funds the full cost of
And ANY employer (levy or non-levy) is eligible
to access a £1000 payment for each apprentice they employ aged 16-18.
12. Anybody can be an Apprentice!
Apprenticeships are for EVERYONE.
you’re leaving school or taking on high-flying Senior Management position.
There’s an apprenticeship for you.
To find out more about Apprenticeships contact us today or call 0808 100 1155 to find out what an
Apprenticeship Programme could do for you.
*source: Achieving the benefits of apprenticeships A
guide for employers