Employing an apprentice

As well as giving a young person a valuable career opportunity, an apprenticeship also has benefits for the employer. For example:

  • Grow your team and increase productivity while keeping staff costs down
  • Develop new talent to meet your needs
  • Give your team a fresh perspective, new energy, skills and ideas
  • Increase employee loyalty and retention, reducing spend on recruitment and training
  • Increase customer loyalty by visibly investing in young people

Although apprentices are generally young people taken on as new employees, anyone over the age of 16 can become one, so an existing employee could undertake an apprenticeship too.

See these websites for more information:

www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills/apprenticeships
www.getingofar.gov.uk/employers