How Apprenticeships Benefit Employers​

The benefits of apprenticeships for employers are quickly becoming more apparent. As the demand rises for skilled employees in numerous different disciplines like digital, engineering and manufacturing, more and more employers are starting to realise the advantages of apprenticeships for both existing and new employees.

What Are the Benefits of Apprenticeships for Employers?

Upskilling employees should go hand in hand with your businesses development. An employee that is learning more skills and gathering more knowledge not only becomes more capable and valuable to your organisation, they also tend to become more driven in their role and feel more valued as an employee.


Apprenticeships present many benefits in this regard as apprentices can gain qualifications and learn more skills whilst also earning a wage, keeping them interested, engaged, and, most importantly, supporting their personal life

It’s a well-known fact that apprentices tend to cost less in wages, meaning that employers benefit from apprenticeships in more ways than one. Not only does it save your business money as opposed to employing a fully skilled and qualified employee, but it also means that the apprentice is forming their experience based on your businesses culture, values and ethics.


There are also lots of government incentives available for employers who take on apprentices, helping you cover business costs whilst simultaneously reducing the overall amount you would have to pay for skilled workers.

Not only does hiring apprentices save on costs, but it also allows you to develop highly-skilled employees who are familiar with your business processes, culture and values. This negates the need for trying to help new and existing employees to adapt to your business and its specific ways of working.

As previously mentioned, an apprentice that feels like they are valued and are learning new skills tend to stay. Employees who are not developing new skills may feel like they are stagnating in their role and that there is nothing keeping them there, so are more likely to look for opportunities elsewhere.

Aside from the cost savings benefit that apprenticeships provide employers, apprentices also tend to increase productivity and revenue. There are multiple reasons for this, the primary one being that apprentices are generally more motivated and productive than general employees. After all, they’re chasing a career and not just a job, so are more inclined to work harder, both on themselves and on their careers which in turn makes them more valuable, increasing revenue and even business processes.

Apprentices greatly benefit employers in industries where compliance is important. A general employee may not fully understand the compliance rules and regulations within their industry. An apprentice, on the other hand, can be taught about the importance of compliance from the get-go, giving them a greater understanding of compliance within their industry and how to properly adhere to these rules.

Anyone who has learned a new skill or discipline understands the importance of the “big picture” when it comes to decision making. The more you know about each aspect of your industry, the better positioned you are to make informed and effective decisions. Good apprentices soak up all of the knowledge they can about their business which helps them see how one thing affects another and therefore tend to make better decisions.


Supply and Procurement Apprenticeships through SRSCC

SRSCC are an industry-leading provider of procurement apprenticeships and CIPS training programmes. We boast consistently high achievement rates for all of our CIPS courses and apprenticeships.

We have worked with high-profile organisations across many different sectors such as Co-Op and the NHS, having a long track record of providing quality CIPS training delivered by MCIPS qualified tutors.

After being designated as a CIPS centre of excellence in 2014, we have gone from strength to strength, having been finalists in the NHS Excellence in Supply awards numerous times.

Having been declared a CIPS Centre of Excellence since 2014, we have over eight different training and study centres all throughout the UK, including prime locations such as Manchester, Birmingham, London and many other major UK cities.

With such high industry standards and plenty of locations throughout the country, SRSCC are perfectly positioned to provide quality CIPS training, as well as supply and procurement apprenticeships, so get in touch today and see how SRSCC can help find your next apprentice.

Available Courses

CIPS Level 3

Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations.

CIPS Level 4

Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

CIPS Level 5

Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

CIPS Level 6

Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply.

Apprenticeships That Benefit Your Organisation

L3 Procurement & Supply Assistant Standard

L4 Commercial Procurement & Supply Standard

L6 Procurement Professional Apprenticeship Standard

Why are apprenticeship programs attractive to employees?

Those who are determined and driven see the huge benefits that an apprenticeship can bring them. A truly great apprentice deals in the currency of skills and knowledge and understands that the true value that an apprenticeship can provide them in their careers.

As well as learning more skills, a great benefit of apprenticeships to employees is that it can enable them to get their foot in the door of a new industry that they’ve never worked in. They may be highly-skilled in one discipline after years of work, but changing careers can be difficult, especially if you have no experience in that field. 

Apprenticeships allow those seeking to change careers to start at the beginning and work their way up, earning invaluable skills, experience and industry knowledge while they go.

How does the apprenticeship scheme work for employers?

The benefits of apprenticeships for businesses transcend those of reduced costs. Not only do employers benefit by receiving incentivised payments, they also acquire employees that are committed to their career. They aren’t just there for a job, they’re there to build a future for themselves in your industry.

L3 Procurement & Supply Assistant Apprenticeship

Fact Sheet

L4 Commercial Procurement and Supply Chain Apprenticeship

Fact Sheet

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Jen Shepherd

Admin and Customer Service Manager

Jenn completed her Apprenticeship in Business and Administration in 2008 and has since built upon a foundation of knowledge and skills in the administration and customer support areas.

Jenn has a degree, as well as a master’s degree, in English which have helped support her commitment to compliance and attention to detail.

Since returning to work from maternity leave in 2020, Jenn has worked in education settings and has an in-depth knowledge on Safeguarding and Child Protection, which she believes is a key part of all employees’ role when working with learners.

Outside of work, Jenn lives with her husband and two young daughters. She had her first book published in 2022 and advocates for the mental wellbeing of new parents.

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Michelle Whalley

Course Progress Mentor

Michelle graduated from Liverpool John Moore’s University in 2003 with a BA(HONs) in Physical Education, Sport, Dance and English, with Qualified Teacher Status. Michelle now holds 20 years’ experience of working in education. Her experience to date is hugely diverse, with a love for learning and striving for excellence across all areas of her life developed from when she was a young girl, representing her country at Athletics. It was from this platform Michelle developed a disciplined approach to every tasks set of her. During her time in teaching, she has taught a wide range of subjects, been a pastoral leader, and led ITT programmes.

Michelle prides herself on her ability to get the best possible outcomes out of people. This has been proven not only in the time she’s spent in education, but also in the set up and running of her own business.

Working in a fast-paced environment, especially becoming a Head of Year as well as teaching has consistently challenged her and ensured she’s flexible and adaptable

Lucy Eckersley

Lucy Eckersley

Administration Assistant

After recently graduating university and achieving a first-class degree in Drama, Lucy wanted to apply her production management experience to an administration role in business. Having worked part time jobs as a waitress and office receptionist during her education, Lucy has good customer service skills and enjoys helping customers and clients by addressing their queries. Lucy is excited to be working at SRSCC and is keen to use her process driven way of working to increase the effectiveness of SRSCC’s administrative processes. In her free time, Lucy enjoys watching musicals and running. She also enjoys spending time outdoors, and loves going hiking from her caravan in the Yorkshire Dales.
Tom Himsworth

Tom Himsworth

Administrative Assistant

Tom graduated from Edgehill University in 2015 with a degree in Creative Writing. After Tom’s journey through university, he worked extensively within the Healthcare sector in mostly administrative roles. It was here that he found his natural organized and observant manner was best suited as it allowed him to understand how each work environment operated, and where processes, customer service and communication could be improved for the benefit of everyone. Throughout his working life, Tom has gained experience with varying mental health conditions and is passionate about advocating the importance of mental health support and well-being. He is currently looking into various volunteer schemes to help champion mental health awareness. Along with this, Tom is an avid writer and is usually working on a story or two and is passionate about learning more about all forms of creative media.
Estelle Marsden

Estelle Marsden

Customer Support Coordinator

Estelle has completed apprenticeships in both Business Administration and Customer service. Her first Role after leaving school was a receptionist at a Podiatrist and that is where she found her passion for helping people and providing positive customer experiences. After 4 years she then moved into retail where her skills progressed further. Estelle has several years’ experience in a customer facing environment, which has led her to the role of Customer Support Coordinator here at SRSCC. Estelle is hoping to expand her expertise further and progress with SRSCC. Other than her passion for Customer Service. Estelle enjoys walking, Hiking, and exploring in her free time. She also enjoys going to the theatre and watching true crime. Estelle likes to spend most of her time with family and friends.

Emma Jackson

Course Progress Mentor

Emma joined SRSCC in 2019 on a freelance basis taking on a teaching and learning consultancy role. She has 20 years of experience in education as a qualified teacher, working in adult learning, secondary and primary school settings in the UK as well as abroad, namely Japan, Hungary, and France. 

More recently Emma has been teaching yoga, resilience, and mindfulness in primary schools to promote the physical and mental well-being of both pupils and staff.

Being multi-lingual and having a zeal for communication, cultural exchange and life-long learning Emma jumped at the opportunity to join the company as a Course Mentor. Building a good rapport with her learners, supporting them to overcome any challenges on their apprentice journey and facilitating them to fulfil their potential is her motivation.

Cumbrian born and bred in the Lake District, Emma enjoys the outdoors. When not relaxing in tree pose, she is most at home trail running in the hills with her husband and dog. Having clocked up 4 marathons to date, the application of her long-distance running mindset of perseverance, determination, discipline and patience is key to supporting her learners in their studies.

SRSCC Staff Images Ashlee Scribbins

Ashlee Scribbins

Office Administrator

Ashlee has joined the SRSCC team as an Office Administrator, and with a level 2 and 3 in Business Administration, she fits right in!

Ashlee has a wide range of experience from working as a Legal Secretary for the Royal Air Force to managing a team. Ashlee is eager to use her customer service and business administration skills for her new role at SRSCC.

SRSCC Staff Images Declan Hemingway

Declan Hemingway

Business Development Account Manager


Declan recently graduated University studying BSc Business and Management with Marketing achieving a 2:1 and was looking for a role in Business Development to put his knowledge and education to the test.

He has a strong desire to grow the SRSCC brand and customer base. Working alongside our Business Development and Relationship Manager; he looks to strengthen both our Commercial and Apprenticeship learner portfolio by liaising with potential and existing learners through building customer relationships and understanding their requirements.