Apprenticeships

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What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships have changed in recent years. No longer are they  just an option for young people wanting to get into manual trades. Modern apprenticeships are available across hundreds of different job roles, at all levels and for all ages (above the age of 16).

An apprenticeship combines on-the-job training with studying for a formal qualification and can be used to employ a new person into your organisation or to upskill existing staff. 

By the end of an apprenticeship, apprentices should have gained the skills and knowledge needed to either succeed in their chosen career or progress onto the next apprenticeship level.

 

What are the benefits to your business?

With the skills shortage in the West of England, hiring an apprentice can give your business the chance to 'grow your own' talent, or it can be used to upskill your existing workforce. 

Apprentices are proven to boost business productivity by £11,000 per year and can have a positive effect on staff morale.

Alongside this, apprentices have increased employee loyalty, wanting to give back to the company that has invested in their future, so apprenticeships really are a cost effective option for you to consider.

 

How can we help?

Our specialist skills team offer FREE impartial apprenticeship advice to businesses of all sizes which are based in the West of England. 

We take the time to explain all you need to know about taking on an apprentice. We can answer any questions you have and we'll connect you with local and national training providers to make it easy for your business to get all the apprenticeship support it needs. 

 

How can you get in touch?

You can contact our Skills Team here. The service is only available for a limited time, so get in touch today to see how we can help your business. 

  • How to get started

    Chat to one of our skills advisers today about your apprenticeship questions. Call us on 0330 124 4446.

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