Apprenticeships are a great way to build a highly skilled and loyal workforce.
Apprenticeship Myth Busting with LCG
As we move into another month of lockdown 3.0, Learning Curve Group still have the foot firmly on the pedal as we continue to recruit amazing apprenticeship candidates across the country. Our aim is to ‘transform lives through learning’ and we believe that apprenticeships are one of the best ways to do so. We’ve reached a new age for apprenticeships, too – no longer are they only for young people building a career through a trade – there are so many more possibilities to use apprenticeships to support training strategies throughout businesses. One thing is for certain, apprenticeships are definitely not what they used to be and there are many myths when it comes to apprenticeships that we are trying to tackle.
20% Off the job
We’ve innovated the way our apprenticeships are delivered. Historically, 20% (or 1 day) of the working week had to be spent in college studying but we combine work and study by mixing on-the-job training and traditional learning, with the help of an Apprenticeship Trainer in the workplace. This can involve shadowing employees, taking part in meetings or being taught new skills relevant to their apprenticeship role. Therefore, the apprentice is always in the workplace gaining the knowledge and experience they need to work within the business.
Apprenticeships aren’t the poor relation of college and university. University is not for everyone, some people learn better by ‘doing’, therefore being an apprentice and having the opportunity to be ‘hands-on’ in a real working environment is much more beneficial. It is now much more common for people to consider apprenticeships over university as there are no high fees to pay and you can jump straight into a career.
All apprentices are young
Apprenticeships can be started at any age. Anyone in your business, from entry level to CEO, can enrol onto a relevant apprenticeship, no matter their prior attainment. Apprenticeships are not just for those starting their career, but they are also for people who may be looking for a career change or looking to upskill.
Training Costs – money and time
The cost of recruiting an apprentice in terms of both time and money can sometimes be a worry for employers. We make this process easy by offering a free recruitment service. We have many apprenticeship candidates up and down the country that are looking for employers, right now. Businesses can get in touch with a member of our team who will be able to find them the right candidate and provide support through the hiring process, interview stage, induction and beyond. We deal with both small-medium businesses and levy paying organisations to take the stress off the employer – we’ll do the hard work because you’ve got a business to run.
Apprenticeships are a great way to build a highly skilled and loyal workforce. It will improve the range of skills you have within your organisation and the programmes can be tailored to the needs of your business. Apprenticeships can future-proof your business by keeping you up to date with technological advances and provide your workforce with the skills they need to help your business grow.
If you are interested in hiring an apprentice or upskilling some of your current staff, please get in touch with a member of our team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01388 777 129