What are Apprenticeships?
They are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to national recognised qualifications. You can use Apprenticeships to train both new and existing employees. Funding is available to train apprentices.
Apprenticeships are designed by the Sector Skills Councils, while the National Apprenticeship Service helps to fund the training. Business representatives from the relevant industry sector work with the Sector Skills Councils to develop the course content. Because they genuinely understand your business, the training will be relevant for your industry.
Depending on the sector and job role an Apprenticeship can take anything between one and four years to complete. It is a package of on-the-job training and qualifications. The Apprenticeships that BEST Training Solutions currently run takes up to 1 year to complete.
Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to harness fresh new talent.
UK businesses consider skills shortages and recruitment difficulties a bigger threat to performance than soaring oil prices and declining consumer spending, and more than a quarter of these rate this form of vocational training higher than any other qualification.
Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of on and off job learning ensures they learn the skills that work best for your business.
Over 130,000 workplace offer apprentice places because they understand the benefits that apprentices bring to their business – increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent work-force.
What to do next:
The next step is to discuss your exact training requirements with an Apprenticeship representative.
So, if you are ready to take on apprentices visit complete our online enquiry form or alternatively you can us on:
020 7247 2428
Over 80%of those employers who employ apprentices agree they make their workplace more productive.
81%of consumers favour using a company which takes on apprentices.
£2.60 per houris the National Minimum Wage for apprentices. Many employers prefer to pay more however, and research shows that the average salary is approx £170 per week.
- Employers who take on a 16-23 year old apprentice only pay their salary. The Government will fund their training. There is also funding available for 24+. Please call to discuss your specific requirements
There are more than 200different types of Apprenticeships available offering over 1,200 job roles.
92%of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.
83%of employers who employ apprentices rely on their Apprenticeships programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future.
1 in 5employers are hiring more apprentices to help them through the tough economic climate.
77%of employers believe Apprenticeships make them more competitive;
76%say that Apprenticeships provide higher overall productivity;
80%feel that Apprenticeships reduce staff turnover;
83%of employers rely on their Apprenticeships programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future;
Two-thirdsof respondents believe that their Apprenticeship programme helps them fill vacancies more quickly, whilst
88%believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce;
59%report that training apprentices is more cost-effective than hiring skilled staff, with 59% believing that Apprenticeships lead to lower overall training costs and 53% feeling that they reduce recruitment costs;
41%In terms of the return on investment linked to Apprenticeships, 41% say that their apprentices make a valuable contribution to the business during their training period, while a further third (33%) report that apprentices add value within their first few weeks (or even from Day One);
57%report a high proportion of their apprentices going on to management positions within the company;
Over 3/4of respondents expect apprenticeships to play a bigger part in their recruitment policy in the future.