Apprentice Benefits

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

Introducing further training to your staff will give them the capabilities and knowledge required to work more efficiently, resulting in increased productivity. These skills may come from an Apprenticeship not necessarily directly associated with their position, for example, the Level 3 Team Leader/Supervisor Apprenticeship can be implemented across a variety of departments. Increasing staff productivity rates will not only benefit your business directly, but getting tasks completed more quickly and effectively can also boost the morale of your team.

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.