Apprenticeships are a great way to boost your business – whether it be filling a skills gap, testing new ideas or planning for the future.
Apprenticeships typically take between one and four years to complete. And when they finish, 90% of apprentices stay in employment – with 71% staying with the same employer.
Businesses that hire apprentices report an average increase in productivity by £214 a week – with almost 90% seeing a benefit to their business.
North Wales has plenty of potential to provide more apprenticeships thanks to the fantastic businesses and training providers across the region.
And a new project called Apprenticeships North Wales is providing a further boost.
The project brings together three local training providers – Grwp Llandrillo Menai, Arfon Dwyfor Training and North Wales Training – and aims to support businesses, employees and the unemployed.
To create 100 new apprenticeships across North Wales.
But to do this, Apprenticeships North Wales needs the support of business owners – like you, maybe?
Pledging to provide just one apprenticeship can help kick-start that person’s career. Not to mention help your business now, and in the future.
“But what are the benefits to my business?” you ask.
Well, there’s 100% funding available for training apprentices…
…which can help tackle skill-shortages at no cost to your firm.
You’ll get an extra pair of hands…
…and maybe a whole load of fresh, new ideas.
It’s a tried and tested way to recruit new staff…
…but also ideal for re-training or up-skilling existing employees.
You can adapt training to meet the needs of your business…
…providing maximum impact with minimal disruption, helping you create a skilled workforce for the future.
Not convinced yet?
Watch this video about two Welsh businesses already seeing the benefits of hiring apprentices.