search.noResults

search.searching

note.createNoteMessage

search.noResults

search.searching

orderForm.title

orderForm.productCode
orderForm.description
orderForm.quantity
orderForm.itemPrice
orderForm.price
orderForm.totalPrice
orderForm.deliveryDetails.billingAddress
orderForm.deliveryDetails.deliveryAddress
orderForm.noItems
inside FEATURES


APPRENTICESHIPS


Apprenticeships for


There’s an age-old myth that apprenticeships are costly and don’t fit smaller business models. These are big misconceptions. We’ve entered a new era for apprenticeships, so there’s no better time than now to get an apprentice on board. Let’s first address the reasons why small businesses may hold back from hiring an apprentice.


“There aren’t apprenticeships in my line of work” There are over 1,500 job roles in more than 170 industries. From administrators to managers, engineers to sales and marketing; most businesses can find apprenticeships to fit their line of work. It’s a progressive industry and new apprenticeship standards developed by employers are becoming regularly available.


“I don’t have time to train an apprentice” One thing small businesses don’t realise is that there’s a lot of support available to support you and your apprentice on their journey. If you’re considering an apprentice, you’ll need to connect with a training organisation that can help you with all of this, from identifying the type of apprenticeship that fits your business requirements, to free recruitment processes. Generally, apprentices have left education after GCSE's or A levels (and


from May, graduates can become apprentices too) and are therefore on a fast learning curve. They will spend 20% of their time off-the-job learning and will develop their skills to add value to their role in your business.


20 insight JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018


small businesses By Alex Richards, Training Partnership Manager at Business West


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32