Business benefits of Apprenticeships
- Free, national recruitment service dedicated to Apprenticeships
- Fully subsidised Apprenticeship training for 16-18 year olds (partially subsidised for 19+)
- Increased productivity: 80% of employers who employ apprentices agree they make the workplace more productive
- 92% of apprentice employers believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce
- Customers: 81% of consumers favour using a company which takes on apprentices
- 84% appreciated that hiring apprentices would improve their reputations as employers (CBI 2010)
- Reduced recruitment costs: 74% say apprentices are more loyal and stay with the business longer (Populus)
- Over the course of their careers, those with an Apprenticeship earn, on average, £100,000 more than those without (Sheffield University)
Benefits to individuals
- Learn on the job
Apprentices learn on the job, building up knowledge and skills, gaining qualiﬁcations and earning money all at the same time. You work towards a work-based qualiﬁcation such as a National Vocational Qualiﬁcation (NVQ) and other nationally recognised qualiﬁcations. Employers all over the country recognise and value Apprenticeships as they show that you've been trained in the skills they need.
- Apprenticeships typically take between one and four years to complete, depending on the type of Apprenticeship and the level. There is no set time to complete an Apprenticeship as they vary widely in content and size. The length of time taken will depend on the ability of the individual apprentice and the employer's requirements.
Support during training
- Performance Through People will make sure you have consistent and continual support. Our job is to ensure that your training fits your personal requirements, offers the skills needed for the job and satisfies national standards. They will also be there to help you through any problems or challenges you may face.
- Apprenticeships can be demanding but they are very rewarding. because Apprenticeships train you in the skills employers want, they give you choices in your career.
- Your career doesn't have to stop at the Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeship, if you want to go on to University you will find that many institutes of Higher Education value your skills and knowledge and will happily offer you a place on a Foundation Degree or other higher level qualifications.
- Apprenticeships are available for your current or targeted job role
- There are now nearly 200 types of Apprenticeships across many sectors. The right one for you will depend on your interests, your experience and the opportunities in your area.