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How apprenticeships can benefit your organisation

What are the benefits of an apprenticeship to your business?

Apprenticeships are a way to grow-your-own talent, developing your workforce to meet the future needs of your organisation.

Apprenticeships help organisations overcome:

  • Skills shortages, by equipping your staff with in-demand expertise that can be costly to hire in
  • Recruitment and retention problems, by allowing organisations to attract new talent, as well as upskill and promote from within  
  • Succession planning, by creating future leaders from your current staff
  • Diversity challenges, by widening participation through more flexible learning

What about the 20% ‘off-the-job’ time?

Some employers are concerned about the 20% ‘off-the-job’ study time that an apprenticeship requires, but soon realise it has a huge upside. 

Because your apprentice is working and learning concurrently, they’re able to apply new expertise immediately to their work and share expertise within their teams.

This quickly enhances their performance and delivers improved service to your customers, colleagues or the community.

Paul Milner

20% off-the-job sounds like it’s a loss but actually it quickly turns into a benefit in that you get increased employee productivity and engagement. It’s an initial investment of 20% but you’ll find part way through the course that switching to a payback. It quickly turns into a benefit back to the business.”

Paul Milner
Senior Early Professional Manager, IBM

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