Hiring apprentices can help organisations to grow and develop a motivated and skilled workforce. An apprenticeship can last from 12 months to 4 years and can be set at 3 levels: Intermediate, Advanced and Higher.
Many organisations that use apprenticeships have found them to be beneficial to their long term development as they help to improve the skills base within the organisation. In addition to this the majority of apprentice employers have found that they have lower recruitment costs, lead to increased employee satisfaction, reduced staff turnover and greater productivity.
Employers are responsible for paying the apprentice’s wages, providing them with appropriate training and issuing their Apprenticeship Agreement. As an employee, the apprentice should receive the same benefits as other employees.