Tailored to the needs of each employer and their staff, apprenticeships are a proven way of recruiting, retraining, upskilling and motivating employees.
The majority of apprenticeships are fully government funded and if you employ an apprentice below the age of 25, you are not required to pay employer National Insurance contributions.
Below are just a few ways apprenticeships will benefit your business.
80% of employers who employ apprentices report a significant reduction in staff turnover
92% of employers who employ apprentices believe apprenticeships directly lead to a more motivated workforce
77% of employers believe apprenticeships improve their competitiveness and increase their productivity
81% of consumers favour using a company which takes on apprentices
The average Apprenticeship improves productivity by £214 a week
57% of employers report a high proportion of their apprentices moving into management positions following the completion of their apprenticeship
83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their Apprenticeship programme to provide the skilled workers they need for the future
Myth! Apprenticeships will cost me money
Fact! The majority of apprenticeships are fully government funded
Myth! Apprenticeships are bureaucratic
Fact! Prevista uses an online e-portfolio system called OneFile, which minimises paperwork and keeps all relevant information in one easily accessible place.
Prevista are experts at dealing with awarding bodies and funders and will guide you through the process step by step
Myth! Apprenticeships are only for young people
Fact! Anyone can take an Apprenticeship, there is no upper limit. In 2014/15 43% of apprentices were 25+, 32% were 19-24 and 25% were under 19.
Myth! Apprenticeships are only available in manual trades
Fact! There are a huge range of apprenticeships on offer. Apprenticeships are available in 1500 job roles, covering more than 170 industries, from advertising to youth work and from environmental engineering to legal.
Myth! Allowing my staff to take an Apprenticeship will disrupt the working day and hit productivity
Fact! Downtime is minimised by fitting assessment sessions around shift patterns and using an online e-portfolio system accessible to learners 24/7.
89% of apprenticeship employers report it has helped their business improve the quality of their product or service.
Myth! Apprenticeships are one size fits all qualifications that have little relevance to my business
Fact! Apprenticeships are flexible frameworks that are co-designed with employers and industry experts. More than 1300 employers are involved in designing the new apprenticeships standards.
Myth! Apprenticeships are only for low-skill or entry level employees
Fact! 20% of Prevista’s learners are working on management and/or team leading qualifications.
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