Benefits to Business
There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice or start an apprenticeship.
Apprenticeships are more likely to be undertaken in small (0 to 49 employees) and large-sized employers (250+ employees), with 44% of apprenticeship participation within small employers and 41% of apprenticeship participation in large employers, in 2014 to 2015.
87% of employers said they were satisfied with the programme, 76% say that productivity has improved and 75% reported that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service.
Workplace apprenticeships are providing business with a competitive advantage, delivering significant tangible benefits:
Improved business performance.
Greater levels of employee satisfaction and motivation.
Contributing to profitability, productivity and quality.
Reduction in staff turnover.
Apprenticeships provide learners with a mixture of on and off the job training while they are in employment. The programmes are directly related to the sector in which they are working, which means that training immediately contributes towards the ability of the learner and to your business performance.