With the cost of going to university soaring, apprenticeships are booming as the government makes them an attractive alternative to higher education and the debt a degree incurs. Is your company able to offer an apprenticeship scheme?
Apprenticeship is a mix of learning on the job and formal tuition, allowing apprentices to gain a qualification along with experience, thus providing a solution to the vicious cycle of needing experience to get a job but not being able to get experience if you can’t get a job. There are certain rules and regulations surrounding taking on an apprentice that you must be aware of:
An apprenticeship can last from 1 to 4 years, depending on the level of qualification the apprentice is studying for. If you’d like to hire an apprentice, there are several steps to take:
Taking on an apprentice can bring young, enthusiastic talent to your company and is a win-win for both you and the apprentice.
If you have any questions on starting an apprenticeship scheme in your business please contact me for advice.