ARE THERE SKILLS SHORTAGES IN YOUR EXISTING WORKFORCE?

Apprentices learn on the job. They receive work related training to develop skills and knowledge directly relevant to their role and achieve valuable vocational qualifications.

We can develop a training plan for your existing employees giving them new skills and qualifications to increase their potential.

 

How can upskilling your employees help your business?

 

Productivity and profitability: Skilled, qualified and motivated employees are able to fulfil their role to a high standard which means reduced costs and better output.

 

Competitive advantage: Set your business apart from competitors with skilled, experienced and qualified staff.

 

Retention: Your staff will feel appreciated and inspired by your commitment to their career development leading to improved workforce retention.

 

Flexibility: Apprenticeships are flexible. You can start at anytime of the year.

 

Cost effective: We can help you to access the latest and most relevant funding for your business which can help to reduce your training costs.

 

Progression: Apprenticeships offer fantastic progression opportunities for your employees.

WHAT ARE THE EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES?

As an employer, you have certain requirements to meet:

 

• Issue a contract of employment

 

• Pay at least the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage, Apprentices who are under 19, or who are over 19 and in the first year of their intermediate level or advanced level Apprenticeship, must be paid the minimum Apprentice wage. Many businesses pay more.

 

• Coach, train and support your Apprentice to use their initiative.

 

•Explain and identify the roles and responsibilities of the job they

are expected to do.

 

•Allow the Apprentice time to meet with a Trainer-Assessor for

1-to-1 support.

 

•Be available to give and receive feedback about your Apprentice's

progress to the Trainer-Assessor on their visits.

Provide apprentices with the same benefits as other employees.

 

The minimum hours of employment for an Apprentice should be at least 16 hours per week. The length of the programme will be extended dependent on the amount of hours worked (if below 30 hours)

 

All Apprentices must have an Apprenticeship Agreement between the Employer, Apprentice and Provider.

Be prepared for the Trainer-Assessor to observe the Apprentice during normal working hours to observe daily tasks.

 

Allow your Apprentice access to your company’s policies and procedures.

 

Allow your Apprentice to attend agreed off the job training sessions; these are agreed with you at the start of training and will take place at your premises.

 

Building Skills

82%

80%

Reduced Staff Turnover

82% of employers take on Apprentices to build the skills capacity within their businesses.

80% of employers feel that Apprenticeships reduce staff turnover.

Increased Employee Satisfaction

88%

81%

Attractive To Customers

88% of Apprentice employers believe they lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce, leading to greater loyalty and quality.

81% of consumers favour companies that employ Apprentices.

Lower Recruitment Costs

75%

81%

Greater Productivity

75% of Apprentice employers say the programme has helped cut recruitment costs. 80% say that Apprenticeships will play a bigger part in their future recruitment policy.

81% of Apprentice employers say they make their businesses more productive. The average Apprenticeship completer increases business productivity by £214 per week.

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