In certain industries and professions, apprentices bring substantial value and can be very beneficial for businesses in numerous ways.
Apprenticeships are an excellent way to test out employees prior to offering a full-time role, as well as encouraging qualified and well-trained workforces.
An apprenticeship works best when a company has a specific role to fill and is able to provide guidance and support for the entire duration of the training. Apprentices have proven to be key for many quickly growing start-up companies, as these have much to gain, but it’s not just start-ups that can benefit.
All businesses are likely to find that apprentices…
…can bring additional diversity of both background and opinion;
…supply modern & innovative ideas that help businesses prepare for future generations;
…can lead to a significant increase in employee retention;
…bring a sense of competitiveness and can make the workplace more productive;
…often make a valuable contribution to the business during their training period (quick returns);
…influence consumer choices – with most consumers favouring businesses that invest in young talent;
…can undergo their training in the workplace – so there is little disruption to normal business operations;
…are usually government funded, meaning that businesses may only have to pay for their salary and not their training;
…can be much more cost-effective than hiring skilled staff by reducing recruitment & training costs;
…often transition to management positions within the company!