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Take on an apprentice

From an employer’s perspective, businesses can grow their own talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce, as well as nurturing loyalty amongst their workforce. Apprenticeships deliver skills designed around the needs of the business and the outcome is skilled workers, something all employers desire. Apprenticeship schemes are a successful mechanism to increase productivity and drive business growth.

For the apprentice, the combination of training with practical experience (not to mention the competitive pay-packet!) offers a flexible pathway toward a professional career that is recognised and valued by employers. Apprenticeships provide an excellent entry point to young person’s chosen occupation. Household names such as Jamie Oliver, Ross Brawn and Stella McCartney all began their careers as apprentices.

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