Apprenticeships create benefits for more than just the learner, with employers who hire apprentices also reaping the rewards.
Warrington Collegiate is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week – which runs until Friday 18th March – by encouraging more people to sign up to the scheme.
Hiring an apprentice gives employers the chance to develop the skills of their business’ future talent and can boost productivity by on average £214 per week.
Invest in your business today and take on a Warrington Collegiate apprentice.
Warrington Collegiate is proud to offer apprenticeships in a range of industries, having formed fantastic relationships with a number of employers across the region.
Warrington Vehicle Centre is just one of those employers. Josh Blenkinsopp and Lewis Kemp are just two of their apprentices.
21 year old Josh has just completed his Level 3 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair apprenticeship at Isuzu dealership Warrington Vehicle Centre.
His main duty is serving commercial vehicles. He said: “Doing an apprenticeship has been really good because you’re learning but you’re also earning and getting a wage. I’m getting taught by professionals in the industry and getting first-hand experience.”
17 year old Lewis Kemp has just started his Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance and Repair apprenticeship at the dealership. He said: “An apprenticeship gets you ready for work and you’re getting to learn new things and get a qualification while working.”
Gary Hill, from Warrington Vehicle Centre, said: “Employing Apprentices has been really good for us as it means we are able to train people the way we want. We always try to have at least one or two apprentices at any one time. It’s a good way to recruit as it can be difficult to find qualified people to recruit these days.”
Benefits of Apprenticeships to employers
- Employers say that qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications
- There were more than 250,000 employer workplaces with an apprentice in 2014/15
- 89% of employers reported that apprenticeships helped their business improve the quality of their product or service.
- According to research published in June 2015, apprenticeships at Level 2 and Level 3 deliver £26 and £28 of economic benefits respectively for each pound of government investment
- 82% of employers say they are satisfied with the apprenticeship programme and 70% report that apprenticeships improved the quality of their product or service
- Apprenticeships boost productivity to businesses by on average £214 per week
- Apprenticeships enable businesses to grow their skills base resulting in increased profits, lower prices and better products
- Traineeships offer businesses an opportunity to build a pool of high quality future recruits for their sector.