Why take on an Apprentice?


There are many ways apprentices benefit their employers:

Fresh talent

Every business needs new ideas to keep growing, and new people to generate and execute these new ideas. Young people bring new energy to any business; they’re keen to learn and keen to try out new ideas.

New skills

Because they’re being trained now, apprentices will learn skills that might not currently be used in the workplace: bringing new knowledge to the businesses that take them on.


Research shows that employers find apprentices make the most loyal employees. A survey showed more than half of employers offering apprenticeships say that apprentices stay in the business longer than other recruits.

Meeting social responsibilities

Every employer has a wider responsibility to their local community and wider society. By taking on an apprentice, a business is:

  • Increasing the life chances of the young people and boosting the economy
  • Demonstrating that the business is socially responsible, and raising the business’s community profile
  • Helping to tackle unemployment in the local area, and creating a more diverse workforce
  • Supporting the UK’s strategy to help young people into employment.

Attracting new business

Research shows that that apprenticeships are not just helping employers to build a loyal, skilled workforce, but enabling them to attract new business. 76% of apprentice employers polled say they promote their apprenticeship credentials when pitching for new business or talking about their company.

A third of all the employers questioned said they are more likely to choose a supplier or partner if they offer apprenticeships.

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