Looking for an Apprentice? Wanting some advice on recruiting an Apprentice?
Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. Apprenticeships are a great way to improve the productivity, loyalty and quality of your workforce through on-the-job training and structured learning.
Designed by employers for employers, Apprenticeships are a cost effective way to deliver skills designed around your business needs. Apprentices have made an active choice to learn on the job and to make a commitment to a specific career. As a result, Apprentices tend to be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to your company.
There are over 200 different types of Apprenticeships available offering 1,200 job roles, ranging from Accountancy to Textiles, Engineering to Veterinary Nurse, Business Administration to Construction and Retail.
Partnership activity within Leeds has seen a total of 7,204 Apprenticeship starts in the city over 12 months to July 2012, of which 4373 were 16-24 year olds.
(If your business employs less than 250 staff and you are thinking about taking an Apprentice without employing the person, it may be worth checking the newly launched Leeds ATA web site.)
Employment Leeds can:
• Give you advice on Apprenticeships.
• Support you with other recruitment and workforce development needs.
Leeds Apprenticeship Awards 2013
Businesses and apprentices across Leeds were celebrated at the Leeds Apprenticeship Awards 2013 at the Civic Hall 12 March 2013.
Winners were presented with awards for their excellent work and contribution to the city’s businesses either through taking part in an apprenticeship or offering apprenticeships.
What some of our winners had to say.
“The knowledge and qualifications learnt in this apprenticeship will stay with me forever and the experience I have gained by doing an apprenticeship is invaluable.”
Emma Chilton – apprentice with Unilever UK.
As an example of an employer participating in the apprenticeship programme Gordons LLP law firm were told “You are already where we want to be in two years’ time.”