Five Reasons to Hire an Apprentice

Five Reasons to Hire an Apprentice

From bringing in fresh ideas to helping with your staff retention levels, an apprentice can benefit your business in many ways. Here are just five reasons to hire an apprentice.

Diversify and freshen up your workforce

Apprentices come into your organisation with a fresh pair of eyes and can often boost overall productivity with their fresh perspectives and unique ideas.

Meet the needs of your organisation

An apprentice’s training can be done in a bespoke way which works for both of you. You can create a tailored training plan around the needs of your business, whilst developing a skilled, motivated, and qualified workforce.

Avoid recruitment costs

Here at Stockton Learning & Skills Service, we provide a free recruitment service. When you are ready to take on a new Apprentice, we will meet with you to discuss your needs, find out exactly what you are looking for, and talk you through the process. We then advertise the vacancy for you on various platforms including social media and the GOV UK ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ website.

Long term development

Employing apprentices can help your organisation in the long term. They allow you to improve the skills within your organisation and encourage you to step back and look at how you do things whilst passing on your expertise to somebody else.

Help Staff Retention

According to the Skills Funding Agency, 80% of companies who invest in an apprentice report an increase in staff retention. Upskilling your current workforce is another great way to improve staff retention, this helps your existing staff member develop technical skills tailored round your company’s needs and motivates them to progress within your organisation.