Apprenticeships play a vital role in the recruitment and training strategy of thousands of firms across Great Britain. Is your company one of them? We hope our list of 10 Reasons to Hire an Apprentice will convince you to get involved.
1. Galvanise your Workforce
Apprentices are keen to learn and eager to make a good impression. Their youthful enthusiasm is bound to transfer to other members of your team. Seventy-six percent of employers with established apprenticeship schemes have reported an increased level of productivity in their workplace due to apprenticeships.*
2. Apprenticeships are Cost Effective
With government funding, training grants and national insurance tax breaks, apprenticeships represent a cost-effective way of recruiting and training new employees.
3. Free up Time for Other Staff
Delegate smaller tasks to apprentices. This can free up valuable time for your more experienced staff members to focus on the important jobs.
4. Address Skills Shortages
Apprenticeships are the perfect way to address long-term skills shortages within your firm. And a good apprenticeship strategy will pay dividends indefinitely – today’s apprentices will be training tomorrow’s new recruits.
5. Improve Staff Retention
Apprentices are impressionable: treat them well and you’ll often be rewarded with long-term loyalty and reliability.
6. Apprenticeships are Great PR
Employing local young people is a smart way to raise your firm’s standing in the community. Don’t be shy about the fact that you’re offering apprenticeships: shout about it on your website and social media platforms.
7. Apprenticeships Improve Quality
Seventy-six percent of employers with established apprenticeship programmes have reported that apprentices improve the quality of their service or product.*
8. Save Time by Outsourcing Recruitment
Let an experienced training provider or college recruit and interview your new apprentice. As a result, you’ll make savings on your own time and resources.
9. Fresh Ideas and New Perspectives
Apprenticeships can prevent your workplace from growing stale. New recruits bring fresh ideas and alternative perspectives that can only benefit your business.
10. Keep Pace with the Competition
With over 250’000 firms across the UK offering apprenticeships, companies without an apprenticeship scheme run the risk of falling behind the competition.
*Source: Employer Guide to Apprenticeships
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