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Take on a JTL Apprentice 

Taking on an apprentice is a great way to develop your business and with JTL it couldn’t be easier, our team are here to assist you every step of the way and help you find the ideal candidate for your business needs. 

Key benefits for you, the employer:

Being able to fill the skill gaps within your current workforce and enable future planning

An apprenticeship ensures that the skills developed are matched to your company’s future needs. This will help fill any skills gaps and allow your business to source future managers and leaders from within.

Increases productivity, improving business performance and ensuring a committed and competent workforce

Investing in staff trained through apprenticeships has a positive effect on your company’s finances, making it more competitive. 

Data collected by the National Apprenticeship Service data has shown that consumers favour using a company that takes on apprentices. Furthermore, as you will receive funding for each apprentice you take on, it means you don’t have to spend as much to recruit new staff.

Helps to increase employee retention and loyalty

Employees who have been trained on-the-job tend to be highly motivated, committed to the company and supportive of its business objectives. 

An apprenticeship encourages your employees to think of their job as a career and to stay with your company for longer, which reduces recruitment costs. Offering an apprenticeship to an existing member of staff also shows that you see them as an integral part of the workforce and are happy to invest in their future.

Apprentices are learning the latest industry specific skills 

Apprentices bring a fresh approach and a positive attitude into the workplace, which can have a knock-on effect on existing staff. By embarking on an apprenticeship, they are showing themselves to be willing to learn and can bring new ideas into the company.

 

Being able to nurture and grow your own talent

Pass on your skills and knowledge to an apprentice and reap the benefits overall. A skills gap is currently affecting many organisations and companies in the UK, by recruiting apprentices, you can train people to have the exact skills you need for your business, so investing in the future of your business. 

 

Interested? Get in touch with us

If you are an employer, and you're looking for an apprentice, all you need to do is the following:-  

The first thing to do, if you’re thinking of taking someone on, is to contact us. We can then arrange for a training officer to visit you. They’ll talk you through the process of taking on an apprentice and help you decide whether it’s right for your business.


To contact us please fill in the form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


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The benefits of employing an apprentice

There are many benefits attached to taking on apprentices. Apprentices are recruited not only by large, long-established businesses but smaller ones too, from a range of different industries. Apprenticeships can be worth their weight in gold when it comes to recruiting and training staff and now cover over 170 industries. 

Heighten productivity

When you take on an apprentice, your company can benefit from young, enthusiastic team members with a vast willingness to learn. This can have a positive effect on your long-standing employees and transform your workplace culture for the better. Many companies and organisations say their productivity increases after they take on apprentices. Passing on knowledge to younger team members can help you improve your own training skills and make your business more efficient. It can also provide you with a valuable opportunity to assess the way your business operates and help you identify ways to make changes when needed. 

How apprenticeships can boost your business

Apprentices can be incredibly loyal and can become full-time, long-term members of staff. You can train them on the job and transform them into indispensable employers that can serve you well for the long haul. Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes that can be tailored to keep disruption to a minimum. You can tailor an apprenticeship to a specific role and encourage apprentices to embrace your company culture from the outset. What’s more is that you won’t normally have to worry about any bad habits they have picked up whilst working for other employers. An apprenticeship can also help you fill any skills gaps that you are facing. You don’t even need to pay employer NI contributions for apprentices aged under 25. 

Future-proofing your business

When you take on an apprenticeship, you can future-proof your business and train young team members effectively so they can step up and replace team members that exit your company further down the line. This can be a valuable alternative to recruiting a senior member of staff from outside. Apprentices are not expensive but can boost your business productivity by around £214 per week according to research. An apprentice can also complete tasks that would have otherwise be carried out by other members of staff, therefore freeing up time that can be spent on other duties.

A worthwhile investment

According to the National Apprenticeship Service ‘Employer Guide to Apprenticeships’, 96% of employers that recruit apprentices say they are beneficial to their business. What’s more is that when you do take on an apprentice, you can enjoy the feeling of satisfaction that comes with providing an enthusiastic and motivated young person with a valuable career opportunity. At JTL, we are able to provide apprenticeships for a wide range of industries, including electrical, plumbing, heating, engineering, property and more. The minimum hourly rate for apprentices is currently £3.70 an hour. This is for those aged 16-18 and 19-year-olds in their first year. Other apprentices are paid the national minimum or living wage for their age. Apprenticeships can last between one and four years. 

To find out more, call 0800 085 2308 or send an email to info@jtltraining.com. Alternatively, use the contact form on the website.

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