With the Apprenticeship Levy set to come into force in April, we thought we would take a look at just five of the reasons to love the new apprenticeships.
1. They will help to fill your skills gaps
A CBI/Pearson survey in 2015 found that more than half of employers feared skills shortages would hold them back. It means that in many ways, the Apprenticeship Levy could not have come a moment too soon.
The reforms to apprenticeships will better enable firms to create their dream employees to fill their most pressing skills gaps, through the provision of higher quality training.
2. They fit the training requirements of today
Of course, much depends on how well you assemble your own company’s apprenticeship scheme, something we can assist you with here at Bis Henderson Academy.
However, there’s no question that such a programme presents you with the opportunity to develop a recruitment and training model that is well-aligned with your company’s needs and values.
3. They are a ladder of opportunity
This year’s National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) took place from 6th to 10th March. The theme ‘ladder of opportunity’ highlighted the assistance that apprenticeships give people to climb the career ladder and excel in their chosen field.
Apprenticeships enable those who may otherwise be priced out of higher education to earn while they learn, gaining recognised qualifications without accumulating masses of student debt.
4. They allow you to ensure ‘cultural fit’ in your workforce
As invaluable as apprenticeships are for helping you to build a workforce with the right knowledge and skills, they also offer a major opportunity to ‘mould’ your employees to fit into your business in a broader cultural sense.
Here at Bis Henderson Academy, we believe the right apprenticeship development programme leads to skilled workers who embody your company ethos, are fully aligned to your culture and demonstrate high levels of employer loyalty.
5. They could save you money in the long term
There’s no denying that there are overheads associated with apprenticeship schemes, including the set-up and maintenance costs of such a programme, as well as salaries.
However, in the absence of such a programme, your firm may find itself spending thousands of pounds over time to fill positions that have been vacant for months. By training up apprentices for your supply chain and logistics roles, you can both save money and boost company productivity.
Bis Henderson Academy is ready and waiting to be your new learning and development partner, with the ability to deliver the apprenticeship standards and help your firm to unlock the maximum value from its Apprenticeship Levy contribution.
Just contact us now about how we can assist your firm in shaping the supply chain talent of the future.