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Information for employers: why apprenticeships work

The business model of apprenticeships is one of the most tried and tested ways of training since the world of work began. The method of an apprentice joining a company and fully engrossing themselves in all areas of the business is one of the best ways to recruit and train.

The biggest impact on the long-term success and growth of a business are its people. Equipping your people with the skills you need creates a loyal future proof workforce.

Apprenticeship standards are written by employers. They cover a range of duties which practising professionals would routinely perform. This ensures the skills developed via an apprenticeship create highly competent people who can operate with minimal supervision.

Apprenticeships work.
Here are the stats to prove it:


92 per cent of companies that have taken on apprentices believe this leads to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.


86 per cent of businesses said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation.


80 per cent have seen a significant increase in employee retention.


78 per cent of employers said they had improved productivity.

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Mark from SCCCCC describes how apprentices have supported his organisation:

When we thought about getting an apprentice, we looked at the skills shortages that we had. As the Chief Executive, I was the bottleneck so I needed someone to support me.

How we can help employers

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Funding explained

There are a wide range of funding options available for you to take advantage of when it comes to hiring your apprentice.

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