Training your team through apprenticeship programmes can help fill key skill gaps, boost employee motivation and improve staff retention. Because apprenticeships combine full-time work with study and off-the-job training, your employee can earn a nationally recognised qualification from level 2 (equivalent to a GCSE) to level 5 (equivalent to an HND) in a work-relevant subject.
With Smart Training and Recruitment, not only can you hire apprentices, but you can also train and develop your existing team. Investing in your staff can help them progress in their career and create new opportunities for your organisation. Investing in your staff can be financially rewarding, as they are more efficient than new hires and will increase productivity. Investing in your workforce has also been proven to motivate your staff more effectively than a reward scheme.
By training your workforce, you save the time and monetary costs of sourcing new suitable staff to fit into your business. Apprenticeships are no longer just for 16 to 24-year-olds; anyone can now become an apprentice regardless of age or previous qualifications.
Apprenticeship standards can be tailored entirely to your business. We can help you plug the skills gap within your organisation and work together to build a training programme that will benefit your workforce and their capabilities.
The success of 85% of recent Ofsted Inspection feedback confirms our outstanding employer engagement and that we have successfully achieved over 16,000 Apprenticeship programmes that are challenging and stretching to achieve speak for themselves.
We pride ourselves on working with employers to make a real difference in their business. This is done through ongoing engagement with managers in your organisation to plan meaningful learning for your staff that focuses on your key business objectives and priorities.
All training and assessment for these programmes are delivered in your workplace, removing the requirement for your employees to attend any form of day-release for classroom learning. The only exception is the completion of national exams, where we may require your staff to attend an alternative location if suitable provisions cannot be provided on your premises. We will also continue learning online through our eLearning portfolio, OneFile. As the employer, you will receive a unique login to monitor the progression of your staff.
“Leaders and managers have developed excellent relationships with employers, enabling them to deliver high-quality programmes that meet local and regional needs and the needs of the apprentices. Apprentices benefit from highly effective support from training advisers and employers. They develop high levels of confidence and good industry skills which enable them to progress well and make a valuable contribution to the businesses in which they work.”
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