Apprenticeships and Internships allow you to bring new talent through the ranks and train your team with the skills they need to help your business succeed. This page gives you information about the benefits of apprenticeships, how they work and some really useful links for more information.
A modern apprenticeship is a job with training to industry standards. Apprenticeships aren’t just for school leavers, anyone in England can apply if you’re 16 or over. More and more employers today are waking up to the benefits of apprenticeships. This can either be on employing a new member of staff as an apprentice or encouraging an existing employee to further their career by taking an apprenticeship.
An apprenticeship will ensure that the skills developed are matched to the businesses future needs. This will help fill any skills gaps and allow the business to source future managers and leaders from within.
Apprenticeship training helps employees to improve their skills, benefiting the business in the long term.
An apprenticeship encourages employees to think of their job as a career and to stay with the business for longer, which reduces recruitment costs. Offering an apprenticeship to an existing member of staff shows that you see them as an integral part of the workforce and are happy to invest in their future.
Better allocation of work makes your business more productive, so as your business grows, experienced staff often find their time is taken up by smaller tasks. Delegating these basic jobs to an apprentice allows them to learn and take responsibility, while freeing up the time of your more productive people so they can focus on more valuable activities.
Modern apprenticeships are employer-led, this means employers set the standards, create the demand for apprentices and interns to meet their skills needs, fund the apprenticeship and are responsible for employing and training the apprentice. Apprentices come from a range of backgrounds – including high-calibre candidates who do not want the costs of going to university – they can bring fresh insight into your business activities.
For information about how to take on an Apprentice and availability of funding click here
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