Training improves business performance, profit and staff morale. Your staff will acquire new skills, increasing their contribution to the business and building their self-esteem.
Training your staff can result in better customer service, better work safety practices and productivity improvements.
Improve your bottom line
Deliver real returns to your bottom line, with Apprenticeships helping them to improve productivity and to be more competitive. Training
apprentices can also be more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs.
Fill your skills gaps
Deliver skills designed around your business needs providing the skilled workers you need for the future. They also help you develop the
specialist skills you need to keep pace with the latest technology and working practices in your sector.
Motivate your workforce
Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invested in them. Remember, an apprentice is with you because they want to be – they have made an active choice to learn on the job and a commitment to a specific career.
Benefits in numbers
Earlier research, conducted in February 2008 by Populus on behalf of the LSC to launch the first National Apprenticeship Week
•77% of employers believe Apprenticeships make them more competitive;
•76% say that Apprenticeships provide higher overall productivity;
•80% feel that Apprenticeships reduce staff turnover;
•83% of employers rely on their Apprenticeships programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future;
•Two-thirds of respondents believe that their Apprenticeship programme helps them fill vacancies more quickly, whilst
•88% believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce;
•59% report that training apprentices is more cost-effective than hiring skilled staff, with 59% believing that Apprenticeships lead to lower overall training costs and 53% feeling that they reduce recruitment costs;
•In terms of the return on investment linked to Apprenticeships, 41% say that their apprentices make a valuable contribution to the business during their training period, while a further third (33%) report that apprentices add value within their first few weeks (or even from Day One);
•57% report a high proportion of their apprentices going on to management positions within the company;
•Over three-quarters of respondents expect apprenticeships to play a bigger part in their recruitment policy in the future.
They are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to national recognised qualifications. You can use Apprenticeships to train both new and existing employees who are moving into a new or changed job role and need to learn new skills. Funding is available to train apprentices.
Apprenticeships are designed by the Sector Skills Councils, while the National Apprenticeship Service helps to fund the training. Business representatives from the relevant industry sector work with the Sector Skills Councils to develop the course content. Because they genuinely understand your business, the training will be relevant for your industry.
Over 100,000 employers in over 160,000 workplaces offer frameworks across a wide range of industry sectors.
Depending on the sector and job role an Apprenticeship can take anything between one and four years to complete. It is a package of on-the-job training and qualifications.
Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to harness fresh new talent.
UK businesses consider skills shortages and recruitment difficulties a bigger threat to performance than soaring oil prices and declining consumer spending, and more than a quarter of these rate this form of vocational training higher than any other qualification.
Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on and off job learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business.
Over 130,000 workplace offer apprentices places because they understand the benefits that apprentices bring to their business - increased productivity, improves competitiveness and a committed and committed and competent work-force.
The Apprenticeship Grant for Employers of 16 to 24 year olds (A.G.E 16 to 24) is aimed at helping eligible employers to offer young people employment through the apprenticeship programme, by providing wage incentives to assist employers in recruiting an Apprentice. The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) will provide Apprenticeship grants to small-medium sized employers recruiting 16 to 24 year olds with a value of £1,500 to encourage employers to take on new Apprentices. The £1,500 is in addition to the training costs of the Apprenticeship framework which are met in full for young people ages 16 to 18 and subsidised by 50% for those aged 19 to 24.
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