Why does every business need apprentices?
Apprentices provide enthusiasm, loyalty and willingness to learn all of which is crucial and makes them a fantastic asset for every industry. With up to 100% funding available for apprenticeship programmes in your business, now is a great time to invest.
- Fill the Skills Gap
Does your team have a shortage of skills? Recruiting apprentices enables your business to fill these gaps in every team. Apprentices will begin to learn skills relevant to their sector
from the first day of employment. There are certain sectors within the UK where it is still difficult to fill the gaps where certain skills are needed, with younger employees being increasingly IT literate and digitally savvy, this can be a great advantage to any team. Over 130,000 businesses in the UK offer apprenticeships, because they recognise the real value that is added by training their own staff.
Apprenticeships are a great way of recruiting talent with fresh ideas. Research has shown that bringing apprentices into your business dramatically boosts the motivation of the team. Roughly 76% of companies reported a boost in productivity, after hiring apprentices. Where some companies may be concerned about productivity dropping as apprentices learn on the job, the findings of numerous surveys in fact suggest that the reverse is true!
Over 77% of employers believe that apprenticeships make them more competitive within their sector. This is not surprising, as apprentices bring with them the dedication, motivation and willingness to adapt that others may lack.
- Tailored To You
Apprenticeships can be tailored to suit the needs of your business. With apprentices learning skills to suit specific job roles, these qualifications are increasingly flexible to suit the needs of your business. Apprenticeships provide you with a bespoke team of skilled workers you will need for the future. By recruiting apprentices, you can also reduce staff turnover by increasing employee satisfaction and loyalty.
Find out how your business can hire great long-term employees, with Lifetime Training. Call us on 0333 043 6607 or visit www.lifetimetraining.co.uk