HOW TO SET UP AN APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME AT YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
July 27th, 2017.


Once only the domain of big businesses, apprenticeships are now a credible option for many small businesses looking for a cost-effective way to recruit fresh talent. However, many business owners are put off by the perceived amount of administration required to get started. Is an apprenticeship scheme right for your business, and where do you begin?


What is an apprenticeship scheme?

Currently there are apprenticeships available in 1,500 occupations across 170 industries in the UK. Businesses, irrespective of size, can recruit an apprentice. The duration of their apprenticeship can range from 12 months to four years.

Consider the benefits
Hiring an apprentice is a long-term investment, and many organisations we work with see it as an ideal opportunity to create a workforce trained from scratch – shaping employee’s work habits from the offset and aligning them with company culture.

According to the National Apprenticeship Service, the average graduated apprentice increases business productivity by £214 per week. These gains include increased profits, lower prices and better products. Apprentice employers have also seen increased productivity in their existing workforce and apprenticeships are a great way to plug a widening skills gap in our industry.


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