Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to harness fresh new talent.
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 businesses rate this form of vocational training higher than any other qualification.
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 companies 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.
With over 2.2 million apprenticeships created since 2010 to help establish the UK as the fastest growing economy in the G&, the government will also enshrine in law its commitment to create 3 million apprenticeships by 2020.
Apprenticeships deliver skills designed around your business needs. They also help you develop the specialist skills you need to keep pace with the latest technology and working practices in your sector.
A recent survey by Jason Holt CEO of the Holts Group of Companies, concluded that Apprenticeships were an excellent way of achieving a high level of competence by a mixture of on the job experience and class-based training. Apprenticeships, he said, are not only good for the individual, they are also an extremely effective way for employers to tap into raw talent, up skill their staff and grow their businesses.
Motivate your workforce. Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invested in them. Remember, an apprentice is with you because they want to be – they have made an active choice to learn on the job and a commitment to a specific career. We currently have several Learners looking for Engineering Apprenticeships - for Business Administration - for Customer Services ,and Learners looking for Electrical Engineering Apprenticeships. Can you offer these young people a chance in your organisation?