Benefits of hiring an apprentice

We have already outlined what an Apprenticeship and the many benefits of Apprenticeships to learners but you are probably reading this as an employer and wondering what's in ot for me? There are numerous benefits to employing apprentices, both to your business and the economy.

Here are some of the key benefits:

  • According to the National Audit Office, every £1 spent on Apprenticeships pays back at least £18 into the economy.
  • Statistics from the Modern Apprenticeship Employer Survey 2012 show that 75% of employers viewed apprenticeships as either “important” or “vital” to their business and that 83% of employers who currently offer modern apprenticeships plan to do so in the future!
  • Apprentices help you cover staff and skill shortages, as they usually come in with fresh new ideas!
  • Hiring an apprentice can be very cost effective, compared to hiring skilled staff. The current minimum wage for apprenticeships is £3.30 an hour. The amount you pay is up to you, so long as you pay the minimum or above.
  • You get help with the costs of training as well.  The Skills Funding Agency provides full funding for the majority of Apprenticeships.
  • Apprentices bring new knowledge to your company and add to the bottom line.
  • Apprentices are usually very motivated because they appreciate your investment in them and that you take an active part in their development.
  • Young people are your company’s future, they help you to plan more effectively for when experienced and skilled staff retire or leave? That’s why apprentices are an investment.

With these and countless other benefits, it may be time for you to hire an apprentice and realise the benefits to your company.

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