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Top reasons to recruit a school leaver into your business this summer
With A-Level and GCSE results day now behind us, thousands of school and college leavers are considering their next options. Some may be looking to continue their education with A-levels, college or university studying full time in their chosen subject, while others may be choosing to explore an apprenticeship due to its many benefits such as gaining practical experience and earning while you learn. Individuals seeking an apprenticeship are looking to give their full commitment to businesses around the UK and are ready to focus on specific areas of training and development.
What are the benefits to you and your business in recruiting a school leaver? Here are our top 5 reasons.
1.) Flexibility and a desire for learning
School leavers are able to jump straight into your business and learn in ways that you want them to. Being fresh out of full-time education, the aspect of learning is already second nature, which you may find means they are willing to communicate and get stuck in.
2.) Fresh thinking with new perspectives
We can all be guilty of believing that we are completing tasks most efficiently however, by recruiting a school leaver, they can often teach you and your teams as much as you can teach them! Often they can come in with new ideas, technologies and techniques that will revitalise the way you are doing things. Being social media savvy with the most up-to-date technology skills can help you generate new ideas and approaches.
3.) Lower costs
Apprenticeship training can be fully funded by the government. This means that you have nothing to pay except the national minimum wage for apprentices. 16-19-year-olds are eligible for full funding, meaning no additional costs to your business. This can greatly reduce training costs on other programmes and will allow you to see a return on investment over time as your apprentice(s) grow and develop in your company.
4.) Build your own top talent
Finding the perfect person for a position can often feel like a daunting task. At Aspiration Training, we will work with you to find the right fit for your business. With apprenticeships, you can quickly train and adapt your best workers. Apprenticeships are flexible in how the training is delivered and what units are completed on the course. The specifics of your business can be in the specifics of the apprenticeship. Taking on an apprentice means you can tailor and mould them to your ways of working.
5.) They’re engaged
School leavers decide to do an apprenticeship because they have a strong passion for their chosen field and for a business they’re interested in. They will be excited to get stuck into the world of work and will have a hands-on approach to any task they are given.
If you’re ready to recruit a school leaver, now is the perfect time to start. Get in touch with us now to register your interest while school leavers are now starting to plan for their futures. We can support you with our free recruitment service and are dedicated to providing ongoing support. Got a question you would like to ask? Discover our FAQs for quick answers, or get in touch to discuss how we can help you.