About Apprenticeships

An Apprenticeship is a great way to attract and retain talent, and build a highly skilled and loyal workforce.

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Why should you recruit an apprentice? 

Efficient way to grow your future workforce
Thanks to government contributions towards training and incentive grants of up to £1500 to recruit a new apprentice, employers are now embracing the model as an efficient way to grow and develop their workforces.

Increases business performance and productivity
The work apprentices do helps to free up other staff so they can spend more time on higher value work which in turn increases business performance and productivity.

Lack of skilled people available in Greater Manchester
Due to demand and supply, some businesses in GM are now finding it more difficult to recruit people with the skills they need at the price they can afford. Growing your own talent and transferring the learning from your more experienced staff is the latest thinking on how we can bridge these recruitment and skills gaps. Young people are keen, eager, and quick to learn so you can train them up with ease.

Grows a dedicated and loyal future workforce
Apprentices are loyal to those who give them their first job and invest in their development. By starting as trainees they gain a thorough in depth understanding of the business which makes them invaluable as they progress upwards.

Helps to develop others and improves staff retention
Most employees seek the opportunity to develop their skills. By employing apprentices you can create more opportunities for your existing staff to develop their management skills which helps to increase employee engagement and staff retention.

Creates a positive culture and reputation for helping others
Having an apprentice on board demonstrates to your existing staff and other stakeholders that you are committed to investing in your workforce and that you have clear aspirations for the long-term growth of the business.

Did you know? Apprenticeships are not just for young people…

Apprenticeships are currently going through a period of significant change. Alongside the Apprenticeship Levy, new standards and assessment methods are being created by employer groups known as Trailblazers.

This means that you can develop your workforce up to Level 7, which is equivalent to a Master’s degree. Many of these standards are being designed to incorporate professional qualifications, so they will be more relevant and highly regarded by employers and individuals undertaking them. The assessment methods will also be more robust, harder to achieve and will be graded up to distinction level, which makes them far more valuable to business.