Apprenticeships

Investing in the future of your business and improving skills.

Do you offer apprenticeships in your business or are you considering doing so in future? If not, you should be. Here are some reasons why and where to go for more information on employing apprentices.

Apprenticeships: the benefits

  • Over 250,000 workplaces in England offer apprenticeships
  • 89% of apprentice employers say they make their businesses more productive
  • 75% of apprentice employers say the programme has helped cut recruitment costs
  • 80% say that apprenticeships will play a bigger part in their future recruitment policy
  • Employers think that qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications


Sources: Statistical First Release 2015 data; 2011 British Chambers of Commerce, Populus research commissioned by National Apprenticeship Service; Productivity Matters, Centre for Economic and Business research, 2013, ICM Employers research, 2013; Evaluation of Apprenticeships: Employer survey BIS, December 2014.

Apprenticeships: next steps

Want your Apprentice to be an Ambassador for your company?
More about Apprenticeship Ambassadors

Looking for a local Apprenticeship provider?
Lancashire Forum – Sorted tool

Need a guide to forthcoming changes to Apprenticeships and the levy?
Collated Government information on Apprenticeships

Want more information on Apprenticeships?
Government Apprenticeships guide for Employers

Looking for some more inspiration?
Get In, Go Far campaign

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