Apprenticeships - Employer Information

Useful information when looking to Employ an Apprentice

Apprenticeships are a proven way to train your workforce. They can make your organisation more effective, productive and competitive by addressing your skills gaps directly – which is even more important in uncertain economic times.


Apprenticeships are good for business

With 242,000 new entrants needed in the sector over the next 10 years, it's not surprising we often get told that recruitment and retention is one of the biggest problems our business faces.

So what if we told you there was a solution that could bring an enthusiastic, loyal, hardworking employee into your business?

What if we then told you that they are likely to increase the productivitiy and efficiency of your organisation? And finally what if they would receive paid for training so you could train them up for free?

Interested? Read on about Apprenticeships.


About Apprenticeships for Businesses

Apprenticeships are a great way of bringing new talent into your organisation. An apprentice will get stuck straight into the job whilst learning relevant skills to your industry and business.

That’s because the Apprenticeship frameworks are developed by the industry (led by us here at Lantra) around their business needs and regularly updated and to ensure they embrace new technologies, techniques and changes in market demands.

As a result, Apprenticeships have been proven to provide real, measurable benefits for employers.

Benefits of Apprenticeships to Businesses:

  • An increase in productivity (80% of employers think so) and efficiency, overall improving your business performance
  • A more motivated and satisfied workforce (88% of employers think so) – Apprenticeships encourage loyal and enthusiastic members of staff as they feel more valued. And remember apprenticeships are available for both new and current members of staff!
  • Provide new skills – 83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their Apprenticeship to provide the skilled workers they need for the future
  • New customers – after all 81% of consumers prefer to use a company that employs apprentices


Find out about the Apprenticeship in your industry

80% of those who employ apprentices agree that they make the workplace more productive.

There are also grants available for small/medium businesses taking on apprentices. Find out more.

If you are interested in taking on an apprentice, click your industry below to find out more or register your interest here.


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