How apprenticeships can benefit your organisation

Advice from Skills for Health on the advantages of having an apprentice and how it can help with your workforce.

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1. Attract new talent

Apprenticeships give employers the opportunity to recruit and train individuals from the local area. They are open to individuals of all ages, over the age of 16. Finding a candidate that wants to learn and develop in their career is an asset to any employer.

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2. Retain and retrain staff

Apprenticeships create the opportunity for career progression for existing staff, they range from Level 2 to Level 7. The opportunity for further development is often the driving force behind loyalty to a business.

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3. Encourage diversity

Apprenticeships can help boost social mobility reaching individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds. You should also check out the social mobility toolkit.

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4. Utilise government funding

Levy paying employers can utilise their digital account to pay for apprenticeship training. Non levy paying employers can reserve funds in the ‘finance’ section of their apprenticeship service account. Click this link to access the levy and funding information.

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5. Develop industry leading skills

Apprenticeship standards are developed by employers that work in your sector which means that these programmes are designed with the needs of the industry in mind.

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6. Improve your service

According to the ESFA, “86% of employers said apprenticeships developed skills relevant to their organisation” and “78% reported it improved productivity”.

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Skills for Health have produced a PDF poster of this information which you can download by clicking on the link below.

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Last updated on 1st November 2022