How hiring an apprentice can benefit your business

How hiring an apprentice can benefit your business

Apprenticeships offer a structured career pathway for the employee, but what exactly are the benefits for the employer?

As an employer-led platform, the catalogue of programmes closes industry-wide skills gaps from entry-level to senior management and everything in between.

Apprentices themselves come from a variety of different backgrounds, from school-leavers and university graduates to people who want to further their careers or completely change direction.

You can hire someone new or upskill an existing employee.

The benefits to your business can start before you even place an apprentice.

Attract new talent with free recruitment

You need to develop a workforce that not only fills the current skills gap but that are also matched to the future needs of your company. Apprenticeships are key to keeping up with the ever-evolving world of work and brining fresh new talent into your business.

By outsourcing your apprenticeship recruitment through a reputable training provider such as Paragon Skills, you are directly benefiting from their recruitment expertise.

Paragon Skills offers a free recruitment service with teams dedicated to making sure you get the right person for the right role. With a national reach, this service attracts, screens and shortlists the apprentices for you. We work closely with each employer to understand what your business needs and help you find that perfect candidate for your role.

Skilled workers for the future

Recruiting and training new talent aside, apprenticeships offer a highly effective route to addressing skills shortages whilst developing careers across the entirety of your business.

Looking at where resource is needed most allows you to maximise impact through training. Role-specific programmes and off-the-job training developed specifically for your company helps the learner apply their skills from day one, which of course is a win-win situation for all parties.

Increased loyalty and retention

Upskilling employees not only significantly increases their confidence in the role, but also in the company as well. 92% of companies that have taken on an apprentice agree that it leads to a more motivated and happier workforce. By clearly mapping internal career progression and providing structured pathways you show employees that you are investing in them. It encourages employees to see their job as a career and that they are part of a valued workforce. With 80% of companies seeing a significant increase in employee retention because of apprenticeships, it’s difficult to disagree.

Revitalise your company

The future of any company lies in diversity, apprenticeships create a rounded workforce furthering business innovation. By boosting social mobility, you open the doors to people from diverse backgrounds offering you a richer talent pool. This in turn enriches the business from the ground up.

Onboarding this wider range of candidates onto specialist programmes injects new perspectives into your work culture creating a more rounded, balanced and ultimately a more successful workforce.

If you want to find out how apprenticeships can benefit your business further, get in touch today on 0800 783 2545.

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