If you want motivated people that you can mould and develop for your business then apprentices could be the answer. Apprentices tend to be flexible, eager, and loyal to the company that take them on. They also help you develop the specialist skills you need to keep pace with the latest technology and working practices in your sector.
By training your own apprentice to your own standards providing you with the trained workers you need for the future. Apprenticeships can have a positive impact on customer satisfaction and your business reputation.
Apprentices usually spend four days a week in the workplace and one day a week training at Oldham College. They gain the practical skills employers require and gain a recognised qualification.
Apprentices are paid by their employer while they’re training and learning but employers are entitled to a grant of £1,000.
Another option is running a traineeship which is a training programme with work experience. Traineeships unlock the great potential of young people and prepares them for their future careers by helping them to become ‘work ready’.
At its core are English and Maths qualifications and a high quality work experience placement giving 16-24 year olds the skills and experience that employers are looking for, helping them secure an apprenticeship or other jobs in the future.
For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/take-on-an-apprentice/overview
See how the Apprenticeship levy works: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work/apprenticeship-levy-how-it-will-work
Calculate your Apprenticeship funding: https://estimate-my-apprenticeship-funding.sfa.bis.gov.uk/forecast/
Apprentices are paid by their employer while they’re training and learning but employers are entitled to a grant of £1,500