UK businesses consider skills shortages and recruitment difficulties a bigger threat to performance than soaring oil prices and declining consumer spending, and more than a quarter of these rate this form of vocational training higher than any other qualification.
- Apprentices bring increased profitability and help to increase your bottom line
- You’ll have a motivated workforce because apprentices earn while they learn
- You’ll be helping to grow local talent and nurture the potential of young people
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 job learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business.
Over 130,000 workplaces nationally offer Apprentice places because they understand the benefits that Apprentices bring to their business - increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent work-force.
Improving your bottom line and your return on investment
Apprenticeships deliver real returns to your bottom line, with Apprentices help you to improve productivity and to be more competitive. Training apprentices can also be more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs.
Increasing your skills level
Apprenticeships deliver skills designed around your business needs; providing the skilled workers you need for the future. They also help you develop the specialist skills you need to keep pace with the latest technology and working practices in your sector.
Grow your workforce
Apprentices are keen to work and learn at the same time. After your initial coaching and mentoring, because they're keen to develop they will quickly pick up new skills and training and often bring new ideas and fresh approach.