Continuing on the theme of “10 things for 10 years” to celebrate Green Labyrinth Training’s 10 years in business, this blog lays out the reasons why employers should really think about hiring an apprentice to enhance their company. 

If you are an employer reading this, carry on and let us know in the comments if you would consider hiring or have already had a positive experience with an apprentice. 

However, if you’re a learner or if you’re considering doing an apprenticeship read on and find out why what you’re doing is crucial to any and all companies!

A lot has changed over the past 10 years when it comes to hiring an apprentice but the benefits have always stayed the same… So, without further ado here are our top 10 reasons why one in five businesses are already enjoying the numerous benefits of taking on an apprentice:

  1. They help employers to develop skills according to their needs.

Contents of an apprenticeship are set out by Employers, they decide what skills their apprentice needs before working with a training provider to develop a curriculum that develops them!

  1. An apprenticeship can create a sustainable talent pipeline.

This is so employers can offer a ladder of opportunity for all and create pathways to higher skills and qualifications.

  1. You can attract the best new talent.

Groups of employers called ‘Trailblazers’ are designing new apprenticeship standards that equip learners with the transferable skills and knowledge that employers want. There are more than 1,400 employers involved in developing new apprenticeships making apprentices the best of the best. 

  1. An apprenticeship is perfect for upskilling existing staff.

It allows the staff member to obtain the right skills in line with sector specific standards and as a result fully understand the processes of the organisation to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

  1. They can massively improve diversity.

This is due to apprenticeships helping communities to create a stronger and fairer economy where lives are transformed and people can fulfil their potential no matter what their background or circumstances are.

  1. They help to raise morale and productivity in the workplace.

By enabling businesses to grow their skills base the average person completing an Apprenticeship increases business productivity by £214 per week! If that doesn’t boost morale we don’t know what will! 

  1. You can effortlessly reduce staff turnover and recruitment costs by hiring an apprentice.

According to the employer guide to apprenticeships, 75% of apprentice employers say hiring an apprentice has helped cut recruitment costs and 80% say that they even play a bigger part in their future recruitment policy.

  1. As apprenticeship schemes are generally open to a younger age group, it can bring generation specific knowledge to an organisation.

Bringing in fresh ideas can only be a good thing for any organisation, it also brings with it a knowledge for age groups that can be particularly hard to navigate, especially within the marketing sector.

  1. Apprenticeships generally less costly than hiring someone with experience. 

This is because if the apprentice is under the age of 19 or if they are in the first year of their apprenticeship, they are entitled to a minimum level of pay under the national minimum wage. (perfect for SMEs)

  1. Green Labyrinth have a complimentary recruitment service to help you find the perfect apprentice for your company 😉

Here is what one of our employers have said about hiring an apprentice with us:

“Green Labyrinth’s professional attitude and knowledge has been key to us all receiving a great experience.

Their organised approach has made sure that the whole process runs smoothly; assessments are completed in a timely manner, and all communication is excellent. The Assessor was always helpful and enthusiastic. We are now looking for another apprenticeship in the same role and we know we can rely on the staff at Green Labyrinth to place the right candidate” 

– A Happy Employer

For more information you can also visit the dedicated page on our website about apprenticeships for employers: https://greenlabyrinth.co.uk/apprenticeships/employers/

You don’t have to wait until September we have apprenticeships with IMMEDIATE start dates, so if this blog has swayed you or solidified your decision… give us a call on 01793 236245 or email info@greenlabyrinth.uk!

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