Reasons to hire an apprentice
With over 250 types of Apprenticeships available ranging from cyber security to advanced manufacturing engineering to legal services, there is one for your business. There are many reasons to recruit an apprentice:
Increased productivity and turnover- The British Chamber of Commerce have found that 81% of apprentice employers say apprentices make their businesses more productive and competitive, as well as increasing turnover.
Develop a skilled workforce- Apprenticeships enable you to 'grow your own talent' by delivering skills designed around your business needs and can also be a valuable training route for your existing employees. Apprenticeships offer a route to develop specialist skills relevant to your sector including the latest technology and working practices.
Motivated and employee satisfaction- Apprenticeships lead to amore motivated and satisfied workforce, increasing loyalty and quality of work reported by 88% of apprentice employers.
Future proof your business- Apprentices can bring fresh ideas and innovation to your business, bringing the skills and capabilities to develop future leaders.
Improved PR - 81%of customers favour companies that employ apprentices.
Continuous business support:
- Free vacancy advertising and matching service(National Apprenticeship Service).
- Continued support from recruitment, selection or existing employee sign up to completion of their training.
- Designed by industry experts so the training is relevant to your business with continued professional guidance.
Sources: 2011 British Chambers of Commerce, Populus research commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service and Productivity Matters, Centre for Economic and Business research, 2013.
Visit our apprenticeship resource page to find out more information and links to the National Apprenticeship Service.