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.

For further details on Apprenticeships can be found here

What is the Erasmus+ Project? - 'Increasing SME Engagement in Apprenticeships'

The Economic Growth Team wants to help increase the number of small and medium sized businesses that take on an apprentice locally. This project has put everything you need to know about recruiting an apprentice and the delivery of the apprenticeship in one place. The tailored support service helps with every step of the process from identifying the most appropriate apprenticeship training to meet your business needs, to finding a suitable training provider, helping to raise the profile of your vacancy and support for existing staff in how to successfully mentor an apprentice via our free accredited coaching and mentoring training workshops.

Here are further details on Erasmus+ Progress

If you would like further details on the tailored business support please complete the online form below and a member of the Economic Growth Team will be in contact with you, alternatively, please call 0115 9013736.

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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