#NAW2017: 5 Reasons to Invest in Apprenticeship Training

It’s no surprise that a record number of young people are choosing apprenticeships. Offering the opportunity to earn while you learn, develop new skills and gain nationally-recognised qualifications, apprenticeship training is giving the traditional academic routes a run for their money.

But what’s in it for employers? Here are 5 reasons why you should invest in apprenticeships:

1) Develop a young person’s career
By taking on an apprentice, you have the chance to give something back and harness some of the best young talent in your region. We all have to start somewhere, and apprentices bring new ideas to the table, with most going on to build successful careers with their company once they’ve completed their qualification.*

2) Upskill your workforce
Apprenticeship training isn’t just for new, inexperienced team members, it’s also for experienced staff. You can receive grants to develop experienced employees with the latest knowledge, skills and industry accreditation. Some programmes are fully funded, which means that you can address skills shortages at no extra cost.*

3) Bespoke training
Apprenticeship training is flexible, with tailored pathways to suit the needs of your business. It equips employees with the latest knowledge, skills and industry accreditation, allowing you to stay one step ahead of your competitors.

4) Increase organisational productivity
Apprentices have a positive impact on your bottom line – typically by £10,000 a year according to the Centre for Economics and Business Research. Apprenticeship training enables employees to do their jobs efficiently and effectively. Plus, an overwhelming majority of employers say apprentices have helped improve the quality of their products and services. It’s a no-brainer!

5) Boost employee motivation
Investing in training has a positive impact on employee satisfaction and motivation. By demonstrating a commitment to professional development and creating progression opportunities, you will have a happy workforce, which is key to business success.

If you are interested in taking on an apprentice or upskilling your existing team, please call us on 01752 332 442 for more information.

*Eligibility criteria apply