5 Reasons to recruit an apprentice

5 Reasons to recruit an apprentice

Over recent years many organisations have seen the rewards of hiring apprentices into their workforce. As new programmes develop, apprenticeships are increasingly seen as a dynamic addition to the workforce and many talented young people are also viewing apprenticeship programmes as alternatives to higher education.

From fixing the skills gap to helping your business develop a motivated workforce, there are many benefits to recruiting an apprentice:

1. Apprenticeships help businesses to grow

The National Apprenticeship Service website states that 96% of employers that take on an apprentice report benefits to their business. It also states that 72% of businesses report improved productivity as a result of employing an Apprentice.

2. Apprenticeships develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce

Businesses that offer apprenticeships think that they help with their long-term development. According to the British Chambers of Commerce, businesses usually employ an Apprentice to improve the skills available within their organisation.

3. Apprenticeships improve productivity while reducing costs

Apprenticeships are boosting productivity by helping businesses to expand the skills available in the organisation. The average person completing an Apprenticeship increases productivity by £214 a week. These gains include increased profits, lower prices and better products.

4. Recruiting an Apprentice is a cost-effective way to boost your business

With zero recruitment fees and fully government-funded training throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship there are no up-front costs involved when recruiting an apprentice. An Apprentice wage with Key Training starts at as little as £150 per week.

5. Apprenticeship recruitment and training is fully supported by a recognised quality provider

Recruiting an Apprentice with Key Training couldn’t be easier with our 3 easy step process and talent match service. We will ensure that you receive a hassle free zero cost service from day one. You simply select the Apprentice you would like to recruit and we will organise the rest.

What our employers say

“We get more from our business as a result of having an Apprentice as part of our team.”
81% said employing an apprentice generated higher overall productivity for their business.

“Apprentices have a positive impact on people carrying work and doing a good job for us.”
92% said Apprenticeships led to staff being more motivated and increased job satisfaction.

“Apprentices tend to stay with us for longer”
74% said Apprenticeships tend to have greater loyalty to the business and remain with them longer than other employees.

“Apprentices allow us to think and plan ahead”
81% said they rely on Apprenticeships to ensure they have the skills the business will need for the future.

“Employing apprentices gives us an advantage over our competitors”
81% of consumers favour businesses that use Apprentices within their workforce.

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