Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications for those undertaking them. You can use apprenticeships to train both new starters or existing employees who are moving to a different job role. More detailed information can be found on the GOV.UK website.

Employer Grant (AGE 16 to 24)

Funding is available to train apprentices. If you are a business employing up to 1000 employees and interested in recruiting a young apprentice you could be eligible to receive a £1,500 grant.

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Apprenticeships help your business in a number of ways.

Apprenticeships help your business in a number of ways.


How can apprentices benefit your business?

Improving the Bottom-Line

Apprenticeships deliver real returns to your bottom line, helping to improve productivity and competitiveness. Hiring apprentices be more cost-effective than recruiting skilled staff, leading to lower overall outlay.

Dealing with a Skills Gap

Apprenticeships deliver skills designed around your business ambitions, providing the skilled workers you need for the future. They also help you develop the specialist skills you require to keep pace with the latest technology and working practices in your industry.

Motivating your Workforce

Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invested in them. Remember, an apprentice is with you because they want to be – they have made an active choice to learn on the job and a commit to a specific career.

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