Dawn Avis- Leaders Romans Group

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Over the past year we have put a lot of focus and drive into our apprenticeship scheme and for 2019 we are aiming to have 12% of our workforce being developed just through the apprenticeship route.

Unlike the traditional approach of an apprenticeship we have taken the route to develop our own staff, this is proven by 80% of those on an apprenticeship are through upskilling of our current employees. We have decided to take this approach because we are invested in our current employee’s career growth and working to build our future leaders from within.

Through the significant changes we have made in our employee development and driving the uptake of apprenticeships we have been able to support and drive our stars of the future. The program has allowed us to offer greater opportunities and career development for our teams, and in return we have committed employees who are invested in the success of our business.

We would encourage every employer to provide apprenticeship programs to their employees. Not only does it provide fantastic learning opportunities but it also teaches you a thing or two along the way, allowing you to adapt your business for the future successors.