The benefits of having an apprentice in your organisation 

Apprenticeships are open to anyone aged 16+, so are a brilliant opportunity for a business of any shape and size, in any sector or industry to grow their own or invest in new talent. But, in addition to being a cost-effective way to train your staff, allowing them to earn whilst the learn, there are also loads of other brilliant business benefits to having an apprentice in your organisation. 

  1. Increased productivity 
    Studies have shown that over 78% of businesses that have employed apprentices found their productivity increased as a result. According to research, each apprentice enables a productivity gain of more than £10,000 per year. 
  1. You can adapt their training according to the needs of your business 
    Based on the needs of your business, you can adapt your apprentice’s training to help support the needs of your business. As a mentor and an employer, you’ll be able to guide your apprentice to be the kind of employee who aligns with your company’s values and structure their learning to assist with fulfilling your business goals and objectives.  
  1. Develop skills relevant to your organisation 
    Apprentices are often a useful way to help you fill skills gaps in your organisation, they provide employers with effective and affordable recruitment solutions. As the employer, you can support your apprentice to develop skills that support the needs of your business.   
  1. Hiring an apprentice aids staff retention 
    Employing an apprentice can help aid staff retention, a survey showed that 74% of companies found apprentices to be more loyal than none-apprentices.   
  1. Apprentices are a great way to cost-effectively train an employee  
    Apprentices receive the National Minimum Wage, however, there is funding to help cover training costs. If you employ a 16 – 18-year-old, the cost of apprenticeship training is met in full by the Government.  
  1. Minimal downtime  
    As apprenticeships are work-based training programmes, the training is on the job with allocated times agreed by you the employer for theory-based learning to take place, this means minimal disruption to the daily operations of your organisation. Typically, there is around 20% off the job training that you the employer needs to agree to. This amounts to around one day per week.  

In recent years, apprenticeships have become an increasingly popular pathway chosen by individuals and employers, with equal benefits for both parties. Whether you want to hire a new employee as an apprentice or help a current employee upskill through an apprenticeship, they are a great way to support the needs of your business and they are an extremely cost-effective training solution – what more could you want?   

At Innovative Alliance, we currently offer a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship training, you can read more about our apprenticeship training here.  

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