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If you are looking to grow your business and take on new staff, then why not consider taking on an apprentice? With apprenticeships available in a wide range of subjects, from business administration and marketing through to construction and IT, they provide businesses with the opportunity to develop new talent for the future.
We have asked some leading experts in the fields of apprenticeships what the key business benefits of taking on an apprentice are, and here is what they said…
Phil Stittle, Director of Business Development at West Suffolk College
Luke Minshall, Senior Recruitment Executive at 3aaa
If these reasons aren’t enough to motivate you, then why not listen to the experience of a former apprentice who has seen first-hand what the business benefits are. Jess Morris, who herself completed an Apprenticeship at Le Mark Group and is now the company’s full time Product & Graphic Designer, as well as a young apprentice ambassador for Cambridgeshire, said:
“An apprenticeship is a great way for young people to learn, grow and earn in their chosen career. It offers an alternative option to university as for a lot of people the debt and commitment can be very daunting and off putting.
“As an ex apprentice myself I know how an apprenticeship can reap great benefits for both the student and employers. The young apprentice ambassadors of Cambridgeshire are great examples of this, each with their own individual stories and experiences. The apprentice can gain new qualifications as well as grow within the business. Plus, as the apprentice’s programme is tailored around the company, it allows them to flourish and become extremely knowledgeable in their line of work. All in all, myself, and many other apprentices, have become an asset to our respective teams.”
You can find out more about apprenticeships here.