APPRENTICESHIPS PROVIDE SKILLED WORKERS FOR THE FUTURE
Apprenticeship training helps employees to improve their skills, which can benefit the company in the long term. They ensure the skills developed are matched to the company’s future aspiration and desires and can often fill voids in skills gaps, allowing the business to promote from within.
APPRENTICESHIPS INCREASE STAFF LOYALTY AND RETENTION
Employees who have been trained in house tend to be highly motivated, committed to the company and supportive of its business objectives. An apprenticeship encourages employees to treat their role as a career and to stay with the company 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.
APPRENTICESHIPS INCREASE A COMPANY’S BOTTOM LINE
Investing in staff trained through apprenticeships has a positive effect on a company’s finances, making it ultimately more competitive. National Apprenticeship Service data shows 81% of consumers favour using a company which hires apprentices. Furthermore, as companies receive funding for each apprentice they take on, it means they don’t have to spend as much to recruit new staff.
APPRENTICES FREE UP EXISTING STAFF’S TIME
As businesses develop and expand, staff often find time is being taken up by smaller tasks when they should be concentrating on the key areas. Delegating basic tasks to an apprentice allows them to learn, grow and take responsibility, while freeing up the time of your more experienced staff. Better allocation of work should make your business more productive.
APPRENTICES CAN REVITALISE A COMPANY
Apprentices have the power to bring a fresh approach and a positive attitude into the workplace, which can have a knock-on effect to existing employees. By embarking on an apprenticeship, they are showing themselves to be willing to learn and can bring new ideas into the company. As 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.