Apprenticeships are no longer thought of as a route for the less academic student to take. The Government recognises the importance of apprenticeships and they are no longer only considered just for those not suited for higher education.
Apprenticeships offer a different way of learning for those who find the less formal, more adult approach to learning, alongside practical experience, a far more rewarding and successful way of completing further education.
Your business can benefit from employing apprentices as they are real workers doing a real job. To get the best out of an apprentice, as with any employee, you need to invest time and effort into training. Using the apprenticeship route this can be fully funded with no cost to the company.
Existing employees who want to develop their skills or have moved to a different area of your business can also learn with an apprenticeship. There is no upper age limit.
Fair access to apprenticeships for everyone is both morally right and economically sound. There can be real business benefits from investing in the development of a diverse workforce through an apprenticeship programme. Supporting non-traditional employees to succeed can in the short term require additional resources, but can also bring significant long-term benefits.
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