Have you ever considered taking a local youngster under your wing but hesitated at the commitment of employing a full-time apprentice? Traineeships are a low risk alternative. Think of them as a mini apprenticeship: with a trainee, you get all the benefits of an apprentice but without the long term commitment. For many young people, traineeships are a valuable stepping stone between school and work.
If you’re wondering how a trainee could benefit your company, here’s our Top Five Reasons.
1. Flexible Training – Traineeships are built around the needs of both the learner AND employer. Help build a programme that meets YOUR business needs.
2. Low Commitment – The economic rollercoaster of the last decade has made it difficult for companies (especially SMBs) to commit to apprenticeships. Traineeships remove this level of long term commitment and are 100% government funded. If you are thinking of taking on an apprentice, you could look at a traineeship as a ‘try before you buy’ scheme and you could be entitled to a £1500 grant if the trainee does progress to an apprenticeship within your company.
3. Brand Exposure and Free Advertising – If you do your bit for the local community by providing a traineeship work experience placement to a young person, we’ll make sure everybody knows about it on our website and social media accounts. You can also add the traineeship logo to your own website.
4. Enhance the Skills of Your Existing Workforce – A trainee will require some mentoring and supervision. This is a great opportunity to develop the skills of your existing workforce.
5. Upskill the Local Talent Pool – You might not be recruiting today but what about tomorrow? Traineeships create skills and enthusiasm among local young people in your industry.
If you’re interested in giving a local youngster a traineeship work experience placement, give us a call on 01942 673047 or send us a message with our contact form. For more information about how a trainee can benefit your company, take a look at the government’s Employer Guide to Traineeships.
You can also learn more by reading our employer’s guide to traineeships.