Why should Employers get involved?
Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to harness fresh new employees. Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on and off the job learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business.
Apprenticeships deliver for businesses and help them grow by: Reducing training and recruitment costs, increasing productivity and your bottom line, developing a skilled motivated and qualified workforce, improving customer service results, providing financial return on investment.
Apprenticeships are available in:
- Customer Service
- Health & Social Care
- Support Teaching & Learning
- Child Care & Education
- Animal Care
- Nail Services
- Beauty Therapy
- Information Technology
- IT Practitioner
- Team Leading and Management
Apprentices are aged 16 or over and combine working with studying for a work-based qualification – from GCSEs or equivalent up to degree level.
Apprentices can be new or current employees.
You must pay the apprentice at least the minimum wage during their placement with you.
Your apprentice must:
- Work with experienced staff
- Learn job-specific skills
- Study for a work-based qualification during their working week, eg at a college or training organisation
Hiring your apprentice
There are several steps to taking on an apprentice.
Register your interest about employing an apprentice with the recruitment team at email@example.com or call the team on 01752 202269
A Job description will be created for the post and once agreed it will be published on the National Apprenticeship web site for candidates to view and apply: https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch
Applications will be dealt with by the team and forwarded to you for short-listing. Full support and guidance will be available throughout the process.
Once an apprentice has been selected we will support you throughout the duration of the programme usually 12 months to 18 months depending on the level of qualification.
Apprenticeships are known to boost productivity by helping businesses to expand the skills in the organisation, and research shows that the average person completing an apprenticeship increases productivity by as much as £214 a week through increased profits, lower prices and better products.
According to the British Chambers of Commerce, businesses usually employ an apprentice to improve the skills available within their organisation. 96% of employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business and 72% report improved productivity as a result of employing an apprentice.