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News: 4 quick ben­e­fits of hir­ing an apprentice

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As part of National Apprenticeship Week, 8th - 14th Feb, we’re highlighting some of the ways apprenticeships can benefit your business, both large and small.

1 You’ll grow your own talent.

The vast major­i­ty of appren­tices stay in their employ­ment after com­plet­ing their qual­i­fi­ca­tion. As an employ­er, this means you can devel­op your staff your way, and help them have a long-term impact on your busi­ness. Appren­tice­ships are suit­able for a huge range of job sec­tors, and the new appren­tice­ship Stan­dards mean that employ­ers are now at the heart of appren­tice­ship design.

2 You’ll get cost-effective change.

Appren­tice­ships can be a low­er cost option to grow your busi­ness com­pared to oth­er forms of train­ing. This is ide­al if you’re look­ing to mov­ing into a new area of busi­ness but want to lim­it your finan­cial risk, for example.

3 They inject new ideas.

Appren­tices bring lots of fresh ideas with them, whether they are a school leaver who has grown up in the dig­i­tal age, or some­one look­ing to retrain who brings their own unique expe­ri­ence and per­spec­tive with them.

4 You can take advantage of funding.

The gov­ern­ment have recent­ly announced addi­tion­al incen­tive pay­ments avail­able to employ­ers when hir­ing appren­tices between 1st August 2020 and 31st March 2021.

Find out more about fund­ing and incen­tive options, includ­ing grants of up to £3k to sup­port eli­gi­ble busi­ness­es, here. Our ded­i­cat­ed Employ­er Ser­vices team are also on hand to dis­cuss your options with you. 

What are my next steps?

Not­ting­ham Col­lege has put in place an exten­sive sup­port pack­age for busi­ness­es which may be strug­gling as a result of the ongo­ing Covid pan­dem­ic and we offer a range of appren­tice­ship train­ing pro­grammes to help busi­ness­es of all shapes and sizes.

Our ded­i­cat­ed Employ­er Ser­vices team are experts in nav­i­gat­ing the Levy (where applic­a­ble), advis­ing on what addi­tion­al fund­ing may be avail­able, and answer­ing any ques­tions you may have. We can also help you to access any local­ly or nation­al­ly avail­able incen­tives. We pro­vide a full recruit­ment ser­vice to find you an appren­tice, and if you choose to train through us, our assessor/​s will sup­port you and your appren­tice through­out their training.

You can find out more about Not­ting­ham College’s employ­er ser­vices by vis­it­ing our Nation­al Appren­tice­ship Week employ­er page and fill­ing in the con­tact form, or by email­ing business@​nottinghamcollege.​ac.​uk.

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  • 8th February 2021 (1:30 AM)
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