What are the advantages of Apprenticeships?

Recruiting an apprentice can support your business to grow. 96% of employers that have taken on an apprentice have reported benefits to their business. It is an opportunity to meet current and future skills needs within your business. Apprenticeships increase productivity, improve business performance and ensure a committed, skilled and qualified workforce.

Apprenticeships are also proven to increase employee retention rates, as employees feel valued as the business invests time to train and support them in their career development. Apprenticeships present the opportunity to identify future leaders and entrepreneurs. 

What is an Apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. With contracts of a minimum of 30 hours a week the apprentice works almost full time whilst studying for their qualifications. The idea being that the apprentice is learning on the job with the support of one or more existing employees.

There are a number of different sectors that use apprenticeships to train their workforce, for more information and support regarding taking on an apprentice please fill in the online form below and a member of the Economic Growth Team will be in touch.


To register for ongoing support to recruit an apprentice and during the duration of the apprenticeship, please complete the online form below and a member of our business support team will be in contact with you. 

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