Business benefits

Business benefits

  • Up-skill your workforce to tackle skills gaps
  • Help your business to find the employees for the future
  • Benefit from increased motivation and commitment amongst your staff working towards achievement

Key search

YouGov research:

  • Over 80% of people are more likely to use a business if it offers Apprenticeships to young people
  • 94% think it is important that companies support young people by taking on apprentices in the recession

Key statistics from Populus research:

  • 81% of businesses agree that apprentices make their work place more productive.
  • Apprentices provide the skilled workers we need for the future (82% employers agree).
  • Apprenticeships mean lower recruitment costs (67% employers agree).
  • 59% report that training apprentices is more cost-effective than hiring skilled staff, with 59% believing that apprenticeships lead to lower overall training costs and 53% feeling that they reduce recruitment costs
  • Over three-quarters of respondents expect apprenticeships to play a bigger part in their recruitment policy in the future

Key statistic from the Institute for Employment Research, ‘Net benefit to Employer Investment in Apprenticeship Training’:

  • On average an apprentice pays back your investment after 2.5 years


‘Apprenticeship Vacancies’ is the official online recruitment system for Apprenticeships in England and is managed by the National Apprenticeship Service, which can be found here:

This system enables employers to advertise opportunities to be viewed and applied for nationally by thousands of candidates.

Alternatively, get in touch with one of our providers through the Birmingham and Solihull Training Provider Network Directory that will be able to support you in your search for the perfect candidate.

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