Current Government funding aims to increase the number of employers engaged in Apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are seen to represent the most effective way to increase workforce skills and support the UK industry to improve competitiveness and productivity.
Hull College offers both Apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships in a wide range of vocational areas. These apprenticeships offer young people real on the job training and personal development, as well as the in college option that is more commonly known to young adults, parents and their advisors.
Apprenticeships have traditionally provided the ideal method for bringing young people into many industries. Hull College build on this tradition to enable employers to offer reliable training linked to recognised national qualifications across their business.
Skills shortages are still one of the biggest threats to UK business. Apprenticeships can be taken by employees of all ages, and help businesses across all industries by offering a route to harness fresh talent. Trained staff with the right skills for the job can do a wider range of tasks and take on new responsibilities – this can help to reduce skill shortages, minimise staff turnover and workplace accidents, and increase productivity.
Because apprentices receive relevant training, they can have an immediate effect and make a real and meaningful contribution to your business. They combine learning in-college with training ‘on the job’, so they can also directly gain from the skills and experience of those around them.
Apprenticeships are available to both new and current employees. As a result of their training, apprentices are highly motivated and eager to learn more. The extra responsibility also makes them feel more valued and they are easier to retain in the long term.
Apprenticeships provide your workforce with expertise that’s not only specific to your industry, but also directly relevant to your business. They are literally designed around your business needs by industry specialists who genuinely understand what you do.
Avoid skills shortages
New advances are constantly challenging us to keep pace or catch up. Apprenticeships can help your workforce master the latest techniques to fill the skills gaps you have and ensure against those that are likely to arise. By taking on apprentices, you develop the specialist skills you need to keep pace with the latest technology and remain competitive within your sector.
For more information on how Apprenticeships can help your business to thrive, call 01482 598744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org