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06-03-2017 by 
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There are many fantastic benefits and opportunities for businesses that take on apprentices. Apprenticeships are an investment for any business, whether as a cost effective way to recruit new staff or a method for developing your work force, apprenticeships are a great way to get the skills you need in your business.

Developing your Workforce

One of the most underutilised benefits to your business is using apprenticeships to develop your existing staff.

No more Skills Gaps! You can use apprenticeships to recruit and develop the skills your individual business needs to thrive!

Apprenticeships use both on-the-job and off-the-job training to teach the latest specific skills & knowledge necessary for not just occupational competency but occupational success within your business and sector.

Succession Planning

Apprenticeships can be used as  a conduit to develop and prepare your existing workforce and new recruits alike to develop their careers within your business to step up into more senior roles.

Cost, Productivity and Motivation

Apprenticeships in many cases are a more cost effective way to recruit and train staff. This isn’t purely a monetary saving. A lot of the cost effectiveness is driven by apprentices learning within your business gaining valuable skills, knowledge and understanding of the way your business operates.

An apprentice is more effective, efficient and skilled which allows them to make real and substantial contributions to increasing productivity.

Motivation is another factor worth considering. Apprentices trained in your business and kept on are likely to be more loyal and motivated to succeed.

It has been widely documented that a key part of building a more loyal and motivated workforce is investing in their development and career progression and apprenticeships firmly tick this box.

Experience

An apprentice who learns while working the job is in a far superior position than somebody who has achieved an equivalent qualification without any on-the-job learning.

That’s before you even consider the fact that the apprentice hasn’t just worked the job while learning, but has worked that job within your organisation meaning they already have an understanding of your business and the specific requirements of the role for your business.

Want to find out more about how apprenticeships can benefit your business? Contact Tanya or Shantelle in our Business Support Team now on 020 8221 0500 or via email at BusinessSupport@skillsforgrowth.org.uk

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