Introducing apprenticeships into a business can have many benefits. Employers with apprentices report increased productivity levels, improved employee satisfaction and motivation, lower turnover rates and a reduction in recruitment costs just to name a few.
Introducing apprenticeships into your business can be internal or external, as you can train up a current member of your workforce to develop their skills, or recruit a new member of staff.
But where is the best place to start when you are considering hiring an apprentice? The Solent Apprenticeship & Skills Hub is a free, impartial service for employers within the Solent region.
The Hub supports the process of introducing and growing apprenticeships within your organisation, from start to finish. Our advisers will work with you to identify your organisational needs and where apprenticeships could benefit your business most.
If, for example, you are in a stage of growth but have certain skills gaps or capacity issues, the team at the Hub will be able to support you with identifying the most appropriate apprenticeship to provide a solution and then how to make funding the apprenticeship as cost-efficient as possible by utilising available incentives and accessing funding.