If you are a business owner looking to up-skill or expand your workforce – an apprenticeship may be for you. The average apprenticeship increases business productivity by £214 a week, so it’s definitely worth considering. Also, if you have less than 50 employees your company may be eligible for a £1,500 government grant to help cover the cost of hiring a new 16-24 year old apprentice.
Taking on an apprentice is a great way to up-skill your existing workforce. You can also gain access to a pool of fresh talent. Not only can an apprentice placement improve the technical abilities of your employees, but there is training provided to the individual to improve IT, communication, and literacy and numeracy skills.
It’s not just the traditional manual ‘trades’ on offer now. Apprenticeships now cover over 170 industries and 1,500 job roles. This makes apprenticeships an ideal way to train new and existing employees with industry specific skills whilst equipping them with a nationally recognised qualification.
If you are interested in hiring an apprentice for your business then please fill out the form below and a member of our employment team will be in touch to discuss with you further. Alternatively, if you’d like to find out more information about offering apprenticeships then get in touch and we’ll answer any questions you may have.