What are the benefits?
Apprentices can not only help solve your skills shortage, but also contribute to a boost in overall productivity and profitability.
Many businesses believe that apprentices make a marked impact on their businesses bottom line, with 77% stating that apprenticeships make them more competitive and 76% saying that apprenticeships contribute significantly to higher overall productivity*.
Apprentices are typically more cost effective to bring in to your business than skilled workers and more loyal, thereby delivering savings in both recruitment and training costs over the long-term.
Did you know that the "off the job" training cost to enable young people aged 16 to 18 to achieve the qualifications required of an apprenticeship are largely funded by the government and for those aged 19 to 24 the funding available is reduced by at least 50%? For more information contact us or your local apprentice training provider.
Also, the National Apprentice Service is now providing Apprentice Grants worth £1,500 to small and medium sized employers to encourage new employers to take on new 16-24 year old apprentices. Find out more at www.apprenticeships.org.uk In some geographical locations certain councils are able to offer additional enhanced incentives to employers. For more information contact us or your local apprentice training provider.
Ready to go
According to NESS2009 research, there is a fundamental problem with academia delivering young people to the workplace with the necessary training to move into skilled manufacturing roles.
The strength of our manufacturing background means that all our training programmes deliver apprentices who are highly skilled, experienced and motivated to work saving you time and money.
Filling your skills gaps
New technology, manufacturing process and engineering techniques often leave a business short of the skills it needs to grow. We use our understanding of the sector to help you develp a tailored apprenticeship programme to equip your business for the future.
Because we have trained thousands of manufacturing apprentices, we know how to get the most out of the young people we meet. The combination of the two means we can provide an invaluable matching service of your specific requirements to potential candidates.