Apprenticeships have long been a route to developing a skilled workforce. Historically, Apprenticeships focused heavily on sectors including manufacturing, engineering, and construction. However, over the years, Apprenticeships have significantly evolved to reflect a wider range of sectors. This evolution aligns Apprenticeships as a proven alternative pathway to skilled careers across the board including professional services, business management, technology, and healthcare.

Whether an organisation is considering career-starter Apprenticeships to grow their workforce, or Degree-level Apprenticeships to upskill, Apprenticeships are an effective solution to organisational workforce planning and skills, whilst providing opportunities to the labour market.

Benefits for businesses:

  • 86% of employers said Apprenticeships supported with developing skills relevant which were relevant to their organisation.
  • 78% of employers said Apprenticeships helped the organisation to improve productivity.
  • 74% of employers said Apprenticeships helped to improve the quality of products or services.

UK Government is highly supportive of employers who wish to consider Apprenticeships for their organisation and offer support through a range of advice, guidance, and grant-funding to support with Apprenticeship training costs. You can find additional information here Hire an apprentice (