As part of Astara Training, we are proud to offer Apprenticeships to businesses as we recognise the many benefits an Apprentice can bring to your workplace. It’s also a great way for local businesses to support young people into work, giving them much needed hands-on work experience, combined with a learning based qualification.
Here are just some reasons to consider adding an Apprentice to your team:
Every business needs new ideas to keep growing, and new people to generate and execute these new ideas. Young people bring new energy to any business; they’re keen to learn and keen to try out new ideas.
Teaching your values
Apprentices are enthusiastic and keen to learn. They are often blank slates and are ready to exemplify the key values of your company. It’s a great way to instil the traits you look for in an ideal employee, and gain the skills that the future of your company depends upon.
It has been found that Apprenticeships add significantly to staff retention and loyalty. A survey showed more than half of employers offering Apprenticeships say that Apprentices stay in the business longer than other recruits.
Being a socially responsible enterprise
By actively engaging in Apprenticeship programmes, you are directly improving the quality of opportunities for young people and those seeking to re-train. This all helps to reduce local unemployment levels, supporting people to become skilled workers.
Research shows that if you’re looking to grow and develop your workforce, offering an Apprenticeship may be the perfect way to secure and keep skilled staff;
• Employers who take on a 16-18 year old apprentice only pay their salary. The Government will fund their training. • 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce. • 57% report a high proportion of their apprentices going on to management positions within the company.
*Statistics taken from the National Apprenticeships Service