Apprenticeships and your business

Sets out how apprenticeships work and the potential benefits for employers.

Help taking on an apprentice

Taking on an apprentice is not just about helping someone find a foothold on the employment ladder – it can bring immediate benefits to your business.

The loyalty, enthusiasm and commitment shown by apprentices is often inspirational, and it can be very rewarding to see an apprentice thrive as a result of work experience and training. For many who were previously unemployed it’s a real step on to the employment ladder.

Our economic development team can help provide suitable job-ready, quality candidates, matching local residents to your needs. We will also fund and support apprentices to gain five nationally recognised qualifications during their one-year, fixed term contract.

H&F Works can help you find the right apprentice to meet your business needs by sending suitable, job-ready quality candidates for interview, and by supporting and mentoring your apprentices to gain accredited qualifications in your sector. A dedicated account manager will work with you throughout the apprenticeship.

What benefits can apprenticeships bring?

  • increased productivity – and ultimately your bottom line
  • reduced training and recruitment costs
  • lower staff turnover
  • skills gaps addressed
  • a skilled, motivated and qualified workforce
  • improved customer service.

Apprenticeships – the facts

  • all candidates go through a rigorous screening and induction process before being taken on by the employer
  • an apprenticeship lasts 12 months and candidates commit to gaining a full qualification
  • apprentices can gain up to five funded, nationally recognised qualifications including English, maths and ICT, without having to leave the workplace
  • apprentices are five times more likely to stay with a company than employees who have not gone through the same training
  • 80% of employers believe apprenticeships reduce staff turnover
  • 88% of employers say their apprenticeship programme helps them fill vacancies more quickly
  • 76% of employers feel apprenticeships provide higher overall productivity.

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