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Apprenticeship Benefits

Prevista’s apprenticeships are a proven way of cost effectively building a workforce and upskilling your existing staff

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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.

Improved staff retention

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

Productivity and competitiveness

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

Workforce building

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 Busting

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.



24 September 2018
SMART Training Open Day – 25th September 2018

Smart Training has helped hundreds of 16-18 year olds find entry into employment, Apprenticeship opportunities or supported getting them into

08 August 2018
Prevista Professional Development Platform App now available

Prevista is delighted to announce the launch of our new professional development platform app, available on all Apple and Android

06 August 2018
Prevista and SMART Training

Prevista has acquired the brand, assets, goodwill and the key staff of SMART Training. This took place on 1st August


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