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.
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.
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.
Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations.
Diploma in Procurement and Supply.
Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply.
Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply.
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.
If you feel like SRSCC can help you find your next supply and procurement apprentice then fill in the form below or give us a call on 01772 282555 to discuss how we can help you in your search for a new apprentice.
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