Why Apprenticeships are for you

Posted: Monday, 12 November 2018 @ 10:22

If you haven’t considered Apprenticeships for your organisation here’s our 7 quick-fire reasons why you should.

1.They’re cost effective:  Tap in to government funding and develop your business. 16-19 year old Apprenticeship training is fully funded by the government and we can access partial funding streams for 19 to 24 year olds. The Apprenticeship wage is only £3.70 in the first year of their Apprenticeship!

2. Increase Job satisfaction: Training is proven to increase job satisfaction and productivity with knock-on effects of reducing employee turnover. This can save on the cost of recruiting and makes your business more efficient.

3. Make your employees feel valued: One of the things millennials look for most in a potential employer is opportunities for career development. Demonstrating that you invest in employees is a great tool for attracting top talent and retaining your existing staff, growing them into future leaders.

4. Bring in bright new talent: Recruiting young Apprentices can revitalise a team or small organisation. They bring with them lots of energy, valuable IT skills and a fresh new perspective. 5. Pay no national insurance contributions: Employers are exempt from paying national insurance contributions on Apprentices aged 16-19.

6. They’re for everyone: Apprenticeships aren’t just for school leavers, over the past few years Apprenticeship training has diversified and there are now more options for more senior staff members including Management Training.

7. They add value: The figures don’t lie a single charted Manager can bring £391,443 of added value to your organisation and 75% of employers report than an Apprentice had helped to improve their product or service.

We’re firm believers in you get out what you put in. Apprenticeship programmes take commitment from the learner, the employer and our assessors but the rewards are worth it. The learner leaves with fresh skills and a nationally recognised qualification, the employer has gained a motivated, productive employee.