Why should we offer apprenticeships, what are the benefits?
The key benefit of offering an apprenticeship is that you will introduce new skills, ideas and ways of thinking into your organisation. They are a great way to upskill existing employees or ensure that new recruits receive the key training they require in order to contribute to your organisation.
Other benefits include reduced staff turnover as apprenticeships encourage staff satisfaction and loyalty; reducing training costs as up to 100% funding could be available to support apprenticeship programmes in your business & increasing productivity as statistics suggest the average apprentice improves productivity by £214 a week.
There are also additional support for SMEs recruiting apprentices who are 16 – 18 years old or up to 24 years old if they have an Education, Health or Care Plan.