Recently apprentice programmes have become an increasingly popular way for young people to train in a trade. In addition to gaining an understanding of the tools and skills necessary for their chosen career, they receive a wage in order to support them along the way.
This sounds great for apprentices’ but what has it got to do with your business?
The recruitment process and management can be tedious, for example; when should you employ someone, do they have the right skills and how can you be sure you have made the right choice?
The rising shortage in skilled labourers within the UK is resulting in companies being encouraged to recruit apprentices and now Government subsidised apprenticeship grants, actually pay businesses to train young people on the job, so it is beneficial to you, your business and your apprentice!
Why choose an apprenticeship?
There is now constant support for the training side too as apprentice management falls partly to the responsibility of the learning assistant. Again government supported, this learning assistant can be a member of your existing staff. Their role is to help develop the apprentice, and support individual learning, based on your company goals.
Aside from financial benefits, major apprentice recruitment companies have cited various advantages of participating in apprenticeship programmes. Below are the top reasons why;
Apprenticeships save your company money
The days of an apprentice lurking in the background as a delinquent figure are gone! At JTM, we recruit apprentices who demonstrate a passion for their chosen career. As an employer, you get the choice of apprentices’ that you need. Ensuring you get a dedicated employee at a fraction of the cost. Apprentices of today are motivated, skilled and are keen to learn and work in their chosen career path.
Apprenticeships help develop your business
Investing in people is investing in your business. Training an employee up from scratch effectively builds your team for the future. Supplementary to the skills you equip them with, apprentices are given quality training at an approved centre. Once they qualify, around two thirds of apprentices stay with their employer, bringing the exact skills you wish to your workplace/business.
Apprentices bring new skills
Having recently left school, apprentices are still young and fresh. They have been trained to think innovatively at school, and are not afraid to make suggestions. Whilst eager to listen and learn, apprentices have valuable ideas on how to improve and can increase productivity in your workplace.
At JTM, we recruit apprentices, across Liverpool in a variety of industries. If you take the future of your business seriously, then why why not give us a call?