Apprenticeship programmes blend practical experience with knowledge of the industry and are a combination of evaluation in the workplace, online assessment and college-based learning. You can tailor an apprenticeship to make sure it meets your business needs and the industry in which you operate.
Upskill or recruit?
If there’s a skills shortage in your business, Apprenticeships could be the answer. They are a cost-effective way to take on enthusiastic young talent, or provide current staff with essential new skills.
Upskill existing staff
If you want to develop the skills of your current workforce, apprenticeships are available to people of all ages and range from intermediate up to degree level, which means that staff can be developed at different levels of your organisation.
Statistics show that investing in the workforce through an apprenticeship programme, can lead to an increase in business outputs by raising levels of motivation and career prospects for staff.
Taking on an apprentice is a great way to fill a skills gap. You also have an opportunity to shape the apprentice’s learning and development in line with the procedures of your business, so they learn to work the way you do. As far as recruitment in concerned, it is an efficient way to secure your business by employing young apprentices keen to kick-start their careers.
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