Firstly, apprentices can be from a variety of age groups and experience levels and are not just for school leavers. They can equally work well for people graduating from university through to those who want a career change so you have a great plethora of backgrounds to choose from.
You can tailor the type of qualification to suit the needs of your business, so you are enhancing the quality of your service by having qualified and well trained people. From accountants and customer services through to electricians, there are qualifications to suit a vast majority of industries.
Often those people coming out of full-time education are at their most motivated and able to learn and absorb new information. What’s more their familiarity with IT and technology makes them incredibly adept at picking up systems quickly and naturally.
We all like to think we are unique and by hiring someone in their first paid role, you can completely mould and develop the individual to suit your own style and culture. As the employee is benefitting from obtaining a free qualification and learning, the salary can be slightly lower than the alternative.
The government also gives you a grant to get them up and running which has been increased to £3000 until the end of September 2021.