Why recruit an apprentice?
There has never been a better time to recruit an apprentice into your workforce. Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to encourage new talent. An apprentice will work alongside your experienced staff to gain job specific skills ensuring a workforce that has practical skills and qualifications needed now and in the future.
What are apprenticeships?
An apprenticeship is a paid job with training. They are work-based learning programmes, linked to specific job roles, designed by Sector Skills Councils who work with businesses to develop course content. A framework of qualifications makes up the full apprenticeship requirement.
Who are apprenticeships for?
An apprenticeship is a way for both young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future. Hiring apprentices helps businesses to grow their own talent by developing a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Apprentices can be new or existing employees.
Apprentices must be:
- Over the age of 16
- Not in full time education
- Eligible to work in England
Types and levels of apprenticeships
Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of industry sectors with employers from large national companies to smaller local companies. They are available at intermediate, advanced, higher and degree level, covering more than 170 industries and 1,500 job roles.
Most of the training is on-the-job at an employer’s premises, working with a mentor to learn job specific skills in the workplace. Off-the-job training is provided by a training organisation (usually referred to as a training provider) and may be delivered in the workplace or through day or block release at premises away from the working environment. Luton Adult Learning is an approved training provider.
This guide gives employers the information and benefits of recruiting apprentices to their business. The benefits of apprenticeships are becoming increasingly obvious to more and more businesses. It’s a fact that apprenticeships develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.