Apprenticeships at Work
Apprenticeships allow you to harness fresh new talent and support their career from the start. Making the right recruitment choices at Apprentice stage can add to your talent pipeline, as they compete for and fill future roles.
Apprenticeships allow young people to gain real on-the-job experience which earning money and gaining a well-rounded qualification. Young Apprentices provide a flexible and cost effective way of bringing young people into the business, offering benefits for both employer and employee alike.
There continues to be a national focus on developing the skills of young people and a growing expectation to provide Apprenticeships as a means to tackle skill shortages and safeguard your workforce for the future. Other benefits include:
- Lower overall training and recruitment costs. Employing an Apprentice can be more cost effective than hiring experienced, fully-skilled staff
- A boost to performance. Apprentices strive to achieve a high level of competency by training, practicing and sharing new skills
- Increased flexibility across your workforce
- Apprentices serve as a fresh pair of eyes. They can help you to challenge the status quo and improve processes
- Apprentices are enthusiastic and eager to learn. This can increase morale across your workforce as they come together to support your Apprentice
Benefits of Employing an Apprentice
Each year, an increasing number of employers are offering Apprenticeships to attract, develop and retain talent within their organisation. As it’s a unique blend of employment and industry specific learning, employing an Apprentice can address an immediate skills gap, or safeguard the workforce for the future.
Themis work in partnership with over 400 employers who share an extensive list of business benefits:
Reduced recruitment costs
Recruiting an Apprentice avoids hefty agency fees in the first instance. Supporting your Apprentice through a challenging and satisfying Apprenticeship, and beyond, can reduce your organisation’s attrition rate and associated recruitment costs
Reduced training costs
Money saved from the recruitment of one head could be put towards delivering specific business training, up-skilling a large section of your workforce
Increased productivity and profits
Apprentices can improve productivity of your entire workforce by sharing best practice and becoming advocates of new skills and techniques
A skilled, motivated and qualified workforce
Investing in training and development has a direct impact on employee engagement. Supporting and promoting industry specific qualifications increases the skills base of your workforce
Apprentices are taught to examine processes and use their initiative. Employing an Apprentice encourages creativity and challenge of the status quo
Financial return on investment
Apprentices add incremental value as they develop throughout their Apprenticeship. Many progress onto further education, are fast tracked or receive promotion saving you money on senior hires.
Enhanced business reputation
There continues to be a national focus on youth employment and skills shortages. Themis are working in partnership with local employers to lead the way with relevant, productive and inspiring Apprenticeships
For our Employer FAQ page for Apprenticeships click here
For information on the Employer grant for Apprenticeships click here
For the government's guide to Apprenticeships and Traineeships click here