Apprenticeships really make a difference to employers

Employers with an established apprenticeship programme reported a staggering 76% increase in productivity.  What’s more the government will pay 90% of the training costs, so taking on apprentices is a real win-win situation. You can also receive a grant of £1,000 if you recruit a 16-18 year old apprentice and if you employ fewer than 50 staff the training costs of taking on a 16-18 year old apprentice are also covered.

There are thousands of highly motivated people looking for the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to your business. What’s more, apprenticeships are a great way to upskill your existing staff, giving them additional skills and qualifications that will ultimately contribute to the future success of your business. The National Apprenticeship Service make taking on an apprentice or upskilling your existing staff through apprenticeships as simple as possible and their dedicated support team will guide you through the process.

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