People choosing to do an apprenticeship now stands at a record level, there were 491,300 apprenticeship starts in the 2016 to 2017 academic year of which 121,250 were under 19.
There were 1,656,630 online apprenticeship applications made in 2015 to 2016.
So if so many businesses have taken on apprentices, how could it help yours?
Well, Apprenticeships have been said to help businesses boost productivity by bringing in new talent that quickly helps to grow your skills base. According to gov.uk , 76% of businesses say that productivity has improved as a result of employing an apprentice.
They also provide a wide range of new ideas. Since they will be doing on-the-job training alongside existing staff, as well as external training with a learning provider, they will constantly be up-to-date with social and technological trends as well as motivating other members of staff with their fresh mindset!
Plus who wouldn’t want bespoke employees? Helping an apprentice realize their potential and supporting them through their training means you get a “grow your own” member of staff at the end of it. 67% of apprentices stay with the same employer after completion.