Although there are a lot of benefits for a young person who is considering an apprenticeship, there are also a lot of reasons why a business would find it beneficial to hire an apprentice, or even opt for one of their existing staff members to study an apprenticeship.
An apprentice can be trained to benefit the company in line with their future needs. This can help fill any skills gaps they may have whilst leading to future opportunities for the apprentice within the business.
This means that a business will be able to hire for higher level management roles without having to outsource their recruitment process, and hire within the company, thereby increasing staff loyalty and satisfaction.
Hiring an apprentice gives businesses the chance to bring in somebody that will have a fresh outlook. Apprentices will often bring a positive attitude into the workplace as they have proven themselves as willing to learn.
Apprentices will also be able to find time for smaller tasks whilst they are developing their responsibility. This may help the existing employees balance their workload and create a more productive atmosphere.
National Apprenticeship Week is an annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships across England and is a time to recognise and applaud apprenticeship success stories across the country.
Apprenticeship employers use the opportunity to promote the success of their apprentices and highlight the huge benefits to other employers, of all sizes, who are thinking of taking on an apprentice.
Apprentices across the country will also be celebrated throughout the week, with engagement and events in schools and colleges. Many current and former apprentices will go back to school to tell their story, attracting the next generation of apprentices, so they too can fire up their future career.
Hiring an apprentice means that you are giving people of all ages and backgrounds, who may otherwise not have been able to, a chance to get onto the career ladder. There are a great number of high-calibre candidates who do not want the costs associated with studying at university but would make a great fit at any business.