Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on and off job learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business.
Over 130,000 workplaces offer apprenticeship places because they understand the benefits that apprentices bring to their business – increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent workforce.
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Employing apprentices within your business can:
- Enable you to expand and grow your business
- Improve your bottom line
- Fill your skills gaps
- Motivate your workforce
- Succession planning for your workforce
- Increased staff productivity
- Helps staff retention
Enable you to expand and grow your business
Taking on an apprentice allows you to grow your capacity by investing in people who want to learn. Your business can benefit from the skills the apprentice develops as they train both on and off the job.
Learning on the job means your apprentices gain the right skills to meet the requirements of your business, offering a solution to succession planning, company growth and future skills development.
Apprenticeships provide a cost-effective, low-risk way to grow your business.
Improve your bottom line
Apprenticeships deliver real returns to your bottom line, with Apprenticeships helping them to improve productivity and to be more competitive. 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 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 a commitment to a specific career.
Increased Staff Productivity
Helps staff Retention
Hiring an apprentice is an effective method to build staff retention and loyalty, this is because it’s far more likely that someone you’ve spent time and effort training will stay with your company longer than those who don’t benefit from training.
Apprentices tend to feel valued by the company that invested in them and helped them to start their career therefore they’re more likely to stay in their job for longer. This can also create a positive impact on the existing team, as they are likely to see that you’re investing in people, which can improve morale and general company culture.