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Benefits of an Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers combining practical experience with the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required to give apprentices and existing staff the skills of the job and gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Apprenticeships are the preferred way of introducing new staff and skillsets into your business and develop existing staff enabling them to take on further responsibility and take the business forward with you.

Apprenticeships are designed by the Sector Skills Councils, while the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) helps to fund the training. Business representatives from the relevant industry sector work with the Sector Skills Councils to develop the course content as they genuinely understand your business so that the training will be relevant for your industry. Apprenticeships combine practical experience with theoretical knowledge, helping your staff learn all the skills of the job.

Apprenticeship programmes are a combination of assessment in the workplace and classroom-based learning. They are designed with employers in mind, ensuring that the course meets your specific requirements and the development of the Apprentice.

Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to harness fresh new talent. UK businesses consider skills shortages and recruitment difficulties a huge threat in the future, employing an Apprentice with the most up to date training can be the answer to fill that void.

Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on - and off-job learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business. Over 130,000 workplaces offer Apprentice places because they understand the benefits that Apprentices bring to their business – increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent work-force.


Thinking about being an Apprentice? You can also follow this link for more information.