Bring in skills and growth with an apprentice
Apprenticeships can give your workforce the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future.
Designed by employers for employers, there are over 250 different types of Apprenticeships available offering 1,400 job roles, ranging from Accountancy to Veterinary Nursing. Apprentices have made an active choice to learn on the job and to make a commitment to a specific career. And with Apprenticeships now offering routes into more professions, young people see them as an attractive alternative to increasing university fees.
- Over 80% of those employers who employ apprentices agree they make their workplace more productive;
- 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce; and
- 83% of employers who employ apprentices rely on their Apprenticeships programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future.
Thousands of Leeds companies of all sizes and sectors, from MOT centres to law firms, are taking on apprentices. (Please click on the Documents section on the left hand side for further details of how one such company has seen the benefits of recruiting apprentices.)
We’ve given free, impartial and expert advice and support to 600 employers in Leeds with their recruitment needs, and can guide you through the red tape and towards the right framework, learning provider and apprentice.
And there is more help for smaller companies. There’s a £1500 grant for any employers taking on an apprentice for the first time, and the Leeds Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA) which reduces risk and hassle by acting as the employer.