We support individuals looking for apprenticeships as well as businesses and organisations seeking apprentices for expansion, recruitment and development solutions.
What are apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed by employers, for employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications.
An Apprenticeship is an opportunity for young people and adult learners to earn a salary while they experience the job first hand, gaining a nationally recognised qualification and a future career. Hiring apprentices helps businesses to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.
What are the business benefits?
View this video from City & Guilds highlighting five key reasons why businesses should think about hiring apprentices.
Apprenticeship opportunities are available to train both new and existing employees – in many cases funding is available, we can advise you of the best opportunities available to your business.
We offer apprenticeships in a range of sectors including:
Children & Young People’s Workforce Level 2
You can view our Course Catalogue Web 2014 for more specific course information.
Some facts: (Source: Apprenticeships.org)
Apprenticeships help businesses grow their own talent.
- Nearly every employer that takes on an apprentice (96%) reports benefits to their business.
- 72% of businesses report improved productivity as a result of employing an apprentice.
- Other benefits reported by apprentice-employers include improved product or service, the introduction of new ideas to the organisation, improved staff morale and better staff retention, each mentioned by around two-thirds of employers.
Apprenticeships develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.
- Businesses that offer Apprenticeships view them as beneficial to their long-term development. According to the British Chambers of Commerce, most employ an apprentice to improve the skills base within their business.
- Apprentices are supported by quality training from local training organisations.
Apprenticeships improve productivity while reducing costs.
- Apprenticeships are boosting productivity by enabling businesses to grow their skills base.
- The average Apprenticeship increases business productivity by £214 per week, with these gains including increased profits, lower prices and better products.
- Apprentices are paid at least the relevant minimum wage and training costs are covered for many apprentices.