Benefits Of Employing An Apprentice…

In today’s business environment, the process of recruiting and training can be continually challenging. Community Access Group is able to offer professional assistance recruiting new Apprentices.

Apprenticeships are a proven way of ensuring your business has all the tools to operate efficiently. Thousands of employers are starting to realise the potential of Apprenticeships and here at Community Access Group, we will do everything in our power to ensure you get both the right candidate, and that they receive the support required to be successful in their chosen area.

  • Apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors by offering a route to harness fresh new talent. Your Apprentice is with you because they want to be – they made the decision to pursue this particular career path and will therefore be more likely to be enthusiastic, motivated and loyal to your company.
  • By offering Apprenticeships you ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now, and in the future.
  • The mixture of on- and off-the-job learning Community Access Group
  • offers, and further flexible options, ensures your Apprentice learns the skills that work best for your business.
  • Your business will begin to profit from increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a combined and competent workforce.
  • It is said that training apprentices is more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading to lower overall training and recruitment costs.
  • Community Access Group Apprentices help you fill your skills gaps. They develop the specialist skills you need to keep pace with the latest technology and working practices in your sector.
  • It is widely held that a high proportion of apprentices go on to management positions within their company.

Facts in numbers

  • 80% of employers who employ apprentices agree that they make their workplace more productive.
  • 81% of consumers favour using a company which takes on apprentices.
  • The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is £2.50 per hour. Many employers prefer to pay more however, and research shows that the average salary is approx £170 per week.
  • Employers who take on a 16-18 year old apprentice only pay their salary. The Government will fund their training.
  • There are over 85,000 employers offering Apprenticeships in more than 130,000 locations.
  • 88% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.
  • 83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their Apprenticeships programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future.
  • One in five employers is hiring more apprentices to help them through the tough economic climate.