Here at HFE we take the hassle out of employing an apprentice. We understand that no two businesses are the same, which is why our apprenticeship team will work with you to ensure that the training, support and guidance we provide, meets the exacting needs of your business, and the individual needs of your apprentice. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver a truly outstanding level of service to all our customers and partners.
Benefits of Apprenticeships for Employers
Apprenticeships provide businesses of all sizes with an effective way of developing a skilled and motivated workforce. There is clear evidence to suggest that those businesses that place their trust in the apprenticeship programme, and invest in their apprentices, reap a wide range of benefits, including:
- Increased productivity
- Improved employee retention
- Greater staff morale
- Increased employee motivation
- Greater number of skills within the workforce
- Ownership of employee training and development
- AGE grant of £1500 per apprentice to a maximum of 10 per business*
- Reduced payroll liabilities
According to the National Apprenticeship Service, 96% of organisations that take on an apprentice report a significant benefit to their business. Furthermore, 72% of these businesses confirm an improved level of productivity as a direct result of employing apprentices.
By 2022, the Centre for Economics and Business Research predicts some 3.8 million people will have completed an apprenticeship. It is also estimated that this will contribute a further £3.4 billion to the UK economy.
Finding an Apprentice
Don’t worry if you haven’t actually found an apprentice yet because this is area in which our team truly excel. We offer a free apprenticeship recruitment service in which we actively promote your position throughout our network of partners, supplying you with suitable candidates for interview. While you will ultimately be in control of the recruitment process, we can assist at your request with interviews and other parts of the selection process; we really are with you every step of the way!
There are essentially 3 ways in which we can help you find an apprentice:
- We can provide apprenticeship programme to your existing employees, effectively providing an upskill pathway.
- We can supply you with applicants in your area that are already actively looking for an apprenticeship vacancy.
- We can advertise your apprenticeship and forward to you applications on the National Apprenticeship Service website.
Partnering with Us
Employers working with us on our apprenticeship programmes automatically become ‘apprenticeship partners’. Like any partnership, we will work tirelessly with you to ensure that our services continue to support the needs of your business.
What’s more, as an active apprenticeship partner, your organisation will also receive a 15% discount of any of the training courses and qualifications offered by us. You can use this discount to further invest in to the apprentice, or other employees. We are absolutely committed to working with your businesses to deliver excellence!
For more information about any of our apprenticeship programmes, please feel free to contact our dedicated Apprenticeship Team today on 01772 641 091.
There are no obligations, no hard sell and no jargon – we really are just here to help!
*For more information about the AGE Grant: click here