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Use Apprenticeships to attract new talent

More than 100,000 employers, in over 160,000 workplaces, currently use Apprenticeships to attract new talent,APPBS_RGB-Get-in-Go-far-Apprenticeship-Campaign re-skill existing staff and tackle skill shortages. Apprenticeships are available to businesses of all sizes and from all sectors in England.

Apprenticeships are free to learners and for employers there is an apprenticeship minimum wage expectation for when an apprentice starts. Employment is a fundamental part of an Apprenticeship. An apprentice must be employed in the job role and be able to do a job which covers the content needed for the training, development and tasks required to cover the full framework (qualifications).

So what’s stopping you? We can help you clarify if a job is suitable for an apprenticeship, advise you what additional funding support is available to employers,  help you develop a job description, market the job vacancy, help to shortlist for interview, help in the interview process, and provide other support. You make the final decisions but we can provide as little or as much appropriate support as you need. 

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We offer Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in the following areas: Accountancy, Beauty Therapy, Hairdressing, Nail Services, Spa Therapy, Business and Administration, Customer Services, IT Application Specialist, IT Software, Web & Telecoms Professional, Food Manufacture, Health/Health & Social Care, Childcare, Supporting Teaching & Learning, Engineering – Fabrication & Welding, Engineering – Electrical Maintenance, Engineering – Electrotechnical, Engineering – Mechanical, Motor Vehicle Fitting, Motor Vehicle – Body & Paint Operations (Body Repair or body Refinishing), Motor Vehicle – Maintenance & Repair (Light or Heavy Vehicle), Construction – Trowel Occupations, Construction – Wood Occupations, Construction – Decorative Occupations, Construction – Plastering, Team Leading, Warehousing, Sports.

If you are an employer, download this link for further information – Employers Guide to Apprenticeships

Apprentices can provide a range of benefits to an employer: Apprenticeship logo

  • They can strengthen your bottom line by improving productivity and enabling you to be more competitive.
  • They can fill skills gaps in your workforce
  • Apprentices provide a financial return on investment by developing into skilled productive workers.
  • Apprentices who start their working life with a company can be trained to embrace the company culture and tend to have a higher commitment to the overall objectives.
  • Apprentices can gain knowledge and skills that enable your business to work better and quicker.
  • Apprenticeships can attract higher calibre staff and lead to a more motivated and committed workforce who stay longer, cutting recruitment and training costs.
  • Introducing young, enthusiastic apprentices into the company can have a positive effect on the business, encouraging a culture of learning.
  • Participating in an apprenticeship program ensures you will have an employee who is not only trained to industry standards but also understands your unique workplace conditions.
  • Apprenticeship training allows you to benefit from external training and support for your apprentice and their line manager, while supporting your future workforce needs and those of your business.
  • An apprenticeship program allows you to have within your company a pool of experienced employees of different ages so that you will be better able to plan to meet future workforce needs.
  • Recruiting potential apprentices through the Apprenticeship route can also be a cost-effective solution to training and retaining young workers.
  • A recent survey of apprentices found that participants developed a loyalty to the company that hired them, which leads to a more stable workforce.

Improve your bottom line
Apprenticeships deliver real returns to your bottom line, helping to improve productivity and competitiveness. 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 have a commitment to a specific career.

Can you afford to not have an apprentice?

Some good news stories –

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Singleton Birch take on an Apprentice to join their team –

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An employer’s perspective – Matthew Robinson, Director of G.S. Kelsey explains how apprenticeships serve a business –

Hear how one business has benefited from taking on two apprentices ….

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How the Apprenticeship Services has helped one local nursery –

Hear how one local cafe is not looking back after taking on an Apprentice –

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