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10 Reasons to Hire
an Apprentice

We’ll answer your questions and explain why employing an apprentice can be so beneficial for your business.

One

Apprenticeships are an invaluable way to bring new talent into your business.

Two

Apprenticeships are an essential way to grow your team 
and keep staff costs down.

Three

You can mould and develop apprentices to meet your business needs, to enable them to progress within your business.

Four

You can develop skills to future-proof your workforce.

Five

Apprentices provide fresh ideas and enthusiasm that can make a real difference to your business.

Six

Apprenticeships are a channel to recruit raw talent and marry it to the skills you need in your organisation.

Seven

Apprentices can add value quickly and help reduce staff turnover and recruitment costs.

Eight

You can give people of all backgrounds a real chance to get on the ladder of opportunity – and get a cutting edge over your competitors at the same time.

Nine

Apprentices improve productivity. Employers who have an established apprenticeship programmed reported that productivity in their workplace had improved by 76%.

Ten

Apprenticeships can be used for your current workforce to develop skills and support with professional development.

There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice, thanks to high quality training schemes and employer frameworks that ensure apprenticeships are more responsive to employer needs. From plugging the skills gap to offering fresh enthusiasm, there are many benefits to hiring an apprentice.

What is an apprentice?

An apprenticeship is a ‘learn as you earn’ job, alongside an assessment and skills development programme. The apprentice gains skills and knowledge in a specific job role through learning in the workplace (80% of their time) and formal off-the-job training (20% of their time). Apprenticeships benefit employers and individuals, and boost economic productivity.

Who are they for?

Anyone over the age of 16 (18+ for degree apprenticeships) and not in full-time education. Employers can offer apprenticeships to new recruits, or use them to upskill current employees.

Get in Touch

If you are interested in finding out how Rise can support your business, click Enquire Now below and one of our expert advisors will be in contact.

Alternatively, call 01422 418 430 or email: employers@calderdale.ac.uk.

We engage with over 3000 employers and 4500 students, providing career progressing skills.

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Read our ten responsibilities you have to an apprentice as an employer.

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