Posted: Friday, 24 November 2023 @ 14:10
to a study by LinkedIn, three of the top five factors people consider when
seeking a new job reflect their desire to stretch, grow and develop new skills.
Compensation and benefits
Challenging and impactful work
Opportunities to grow within the company
Opportunities to learn and develop new skills
priorities align with organisations' desire to become more agile in 2024, with
large scale upskilling and reskilling programmes to build competitive capabilities
becoming a top priority for learning & development departments.
advancement does not have to mean promotion and the opportunity for people to
develop new skills and excel within their own role boosts staff motivation and
productivity, making employees feel valued, which in turn reduces employee
partner with industry leading awarding bodies so
that our learners achieve the career development they are seeking through their programme. Through our Project Management Apprenticeship, learners not only
achieve a recognised apprenticeship standard but also gain Associate Membership
to APM (Association of Project Management). Similarly, our Leadership &
Management programmes offer a route to Chartered Manager Status. By offering
these in demand accreditations, our learners are motivated to succeed. In providing
and promoting upskilling programmes aligned to business needs and employee
career goals, learning & development teams can create a pipeline of talent to match
provide a cost-effective way of supporting high impact professional
development. Training can be paid for through the Apprenticeship Levy (a Levy
for organisations with wage bills over £3million per annum). SME’s seeking to
roll out apprenticeships to both existing staff and new recruits can access 95%
or 100% government funding to cover the cost of apprenticeship training.
Completing an apprenticeship has advantages over standalone professional qualifications
such as certificates and diplomas, which benefit both the learner and employer. Professional qualifications are focussed on providing enhanced
understanding and knowledge. Apprenticeships are vocational so by contrast
assess success on learners' knowledge, skills and behaviours. Unlike
professional qualifications, apprenticeships require the learner to demonstrate what
they have learnt in practice rather than just understanding it.
and reskilling through apprenticeship programmes enhances the onboarding
process and is proven to boost retention and develop new skills within the
workforce, increasing organisation's ability to be flexible and thus
competitive. Hence why apprenticeships should be a top priority for businesses
find out more about apprenticeships and our professional development
programmes contact us today
or call 0808 100 1155 to speak to one of our team.