Ten Reasons to Hire an Apprentice

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

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  • The Apprenticeship Levy


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


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


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


You can develop skills to future-proof your workforce.


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


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


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


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.


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


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 apprenticeship?
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.


For more information about limitless growth: Call 01422 418 430 or email: employers@calderdale.ac.uk.