Why employers bank on beginners luck

More and more businesses across the UK are implementing apprenticeship schemes and it’s not hard to see why.

Apprenticeships have really moved with the times and are not like they used to be.

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Employers today can now take on apprentices at many different levels, ranging from those who have just left school to people wanting a career change.

Apprenticeships are a great way for people - young and old - to enter many different industries and are fast becoming popular among those looking for a short-cut into a new career and salary progression.

They’re also ideal for people looking to expand their experience or develop specific skills.
 
But what are the benefits for the employer?

Many experts say that hiring an apprentice is not only effective and productive but it also allows businesses to cultivate talent and develop skilled and qualified staff in the workplace.

A vast majority of apprentices also stay on in the same place of work upon completion of their apprenticeship.

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Here are FIVE other great advantages to hiring apprentices:

1. Increasing a business’ productivity - Hiring an apprentice is a great cost-effective way to bolster the workforce. Apprenticeship schemes also help employers get the exact skills and qualities they need as well as fill any possible gaps.

2. A fresh perspective in the job - Taking on somebody new - especially somebody who may be younger than the current employees - may offer some very useful insight into the way the business operates. For example, a younger apprentice may have strong computer, social media or IT skills that could go a long way to strengthening some aspects of the business. 

3. Injecting some new blood into the business - An employer can take on an apprentice who's aged 16 up to any age and from any background. By doing so, the business can add a whole new dimension to the workplace which can also be a breath of fresh air. 

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4. A big helping hand - The UK government encourages apprenticeships and even offers subsidies and funding in certain industries. Many companies receive government funding to cover some of the cost of training and assessing an apprentice. Click here to find out more.

5. Getting the perfect fit - Apprenticeships can be created for specific job roles meaning that they are ideal for the needs of individual businesses. This means that the apprentice will slot straight into a role that will be beneficial to the business with the training taking place ‘on the job’. 
 

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