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Apprenticeships - Benefiting Business

Over 130,000 workplaces across the UK offer apprentices places. Why? Because they understand the benefits that apprentices bring to their business: increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent workforce…to name just a few.

It has been reported that UK businesses consider skills shortages and recruitment difficulties a bigger threat to performance than soaring oil prices and declining consumer spending, with more than a quarter rating vocational work-based training higher than any other qualification. So, why do 130,000 workplaces chose Apprenticeships?

Improve your bottom line

Training apprentices can be highly cost effective compared to hiring skilled staff.

Motivate your workforce
Apprentices tend to be eager, highly motivated, flexible and keen to learn new skills.

Fill your skills gaps
Apprenticeship delivers skills designed around your business needs. They help you develop the specialist skills you need to keep pace with the latest technology, working practices in your sector, and individual requirements of your business.

Help secure your future
Apprenticeships offer a chance to build a motivated and competent workforce to secure a strong future for your business.

Business Benefits: The Numbers
Research conducted by Populus to launch the first National Apprenticeship Week, revealed what employers from across the UK viewed as the clear business benefits of Apprenticeships:
  • 88% of employers believe Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated, proactive and overall a more satisfied workforce
  • 83% of employers rely on Apprenticeships to provide the skilled workers their business needs for the future
  • 80% of employers have reported that Apprenticeships reduce staff turnover
  • 80% of employers say apprentices benefit the workplace and increase both productivity and efficiency
  • 77% of employers believe Apprenticeships make them more competitive
  • 76% of employers say that Apprenticeships provide higher overall productivity

Find out more!
Please contact Employer Services on 01995 642255 or email employerenquiries@myerscough.ac.uk for further details