More than 100,000 employers in 160,000 workplaces, currently take on and provide apprenticeships in a whole host of different areas, including IT, Business Administration and Social Media. Apprenticeships are available to businesses of all sizes, whether you have 2 employees or 200.
- 70% of employers are currently training their new talent in house.
- 88% of employers say that apprenticeship training was relevant to their business needs.
- 76% of those who employ apprentices say that they make the workplace more productive.
- 82% of businesses taking on an apprentice does to build skill capacity
- 88% of employers say that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated work force
- 77% of employers believe that apprenticeships make them a more competitive business.
Some benefits of apprenticeships to businesses include:
- Apprenticeships are a great way to train young people, giving them qualifications and experience that they may not have, or may need to further themselves in life. You can also upskill existing staff or staff members returning to work after a break.
- If there are any skill shortages in your workplace, you can take on an apprentice to learn these skills, this also provides an extra pair of skilled hands to perform these tasks.
- Apprentices are trained by you, so they are trained with your way of thinking and doing. Meaning that tasks and jobs will be carried out the way you want them to be.
- Training and learning is often done in the workplace, this means that you can always keep track of your apprentice’s learning, but also minimal disruption to the company.
- Up to 100% funding could be available to support the apprenticeship, meaning that it could be financial beneficial to your company. You would still need to pay the apprentice’s wages which start at £2.73 p/h. Training apprentices can work out more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower training and recruitment costs.
- Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the companies that invest in them. They will bring fresh new ideas to the company.
- A lot of apprentices are kept on by the companies that train them and, in turn, train new apprentices.
Taking on an apprentice can be great for your company, it is a great way to expand your growing business, or if you are a new company it can be a financially beneficial way to get extra staff and support.
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