Many UK businesses consider skills shortages and recruitment difficulties a big problem. Apprenticeships can be an answer as they offer work-based training programmes to employees that lead to nationally recognised qualifications.
Apprenticeship schemes ensure companies have the right practical skills and qualifications in their workforce and ensure the company keeps up to date with the latest technology and practices.
With rising higher education costs and a highly competitive jobs market, young people are looking at other options that combine education (often offering degrees and other qualifications as part of the programme), training and a guaranteed route to employment – apprenticeships offer all this and employers access to the best young talent.
Apprenticeships cover more areas than you might think, spanning over 170 industries and 1,500 roles from advertising to nuclear engineering – with the diversity of roles expanding every year. It is unlikely that there is not an apprenticeship to fulfil your needs.
Apprentices themselves tend to be more motivated and loyal to the company that has invested in them, as they have made a choice to learn about a specific job at work.
We are currently running apprenticeship schemes in Business Administration, Management and Customer Service, with a growing list of employment roles.
While all apprenticeship programmes have set content, you can add additional content to tailor the training to the specific requirements of your business.
Apprentices are aged 16 or over and combine working with studying for a work-based qualification – from GCSEs or equivalent up to degree level.
Importantly Apprentices can be new or current employees which means that your current employees can benefit from the scheme.
You may also be entitled to a grant or funding to employ an apprentice, if you’re in England.
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