Skip to content

Five benefits of employing an Apprentice

1 February 2024
Discover apprenticeships and what some of the benefits are to hiring or becoming an apprentice.

Apprenticeships can be used to attract new recruits or develop existing employees. Here are some of the benefits of employing an apprentice…

1. Attract new talent

Recruiting an apprentice is an effective way of attracting new talent and developing skilled staff to meet the needs of your business. Apprenticeships can be tailored to individual requirements and a bespoke service can be provided to recruit an apprentice that can be trained in your company culture and ethos. 

2. New skills and fresh perspectives

Employing an apprentice can bring new skills and a fresh approach to your business which can help to boost the morale of your workforce. Knowledge, ideas and skills can be shared between new and existing staff which can encourage productivity and creativity.

3. Reduce the skills gap

Apprenticeship programmes help to close the skills gap by developing the right skills needed for your business and industry. Apprenticeships can be tailored to the requirements and needs of your business to ensure the right skills, knowledge and behaviours are developed for your workforce. On-the-job training and classroom learning make sure apprentices are trained to industry standard helping them to be highly skilled and productive in their role.

4. Improve staff retention

Apprenticeships are ideal for developing the skills and knowledge of existing employees which can help them to feel valued, support them with progression within the company, and encourage staff retention. Apprenticeship programmes can improve employee engagement which can increase staff loyalty.

5. Good for industry

Apprenticeships develop a skilled workforce for the future and allow new and past knowledge and skills to be shared between apprentices and existing staff helping to create industry growth and sustainability.

We’re part of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.