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Why take on a trainee or apprentice

Trainees

There are many good reasons to take on a trainee. Here are just a few:

  • Any learner on a traineeship receives a training allowance every week from the college and help with travel costs so you are not required to pay their wage
  • A young and enthusiastic trainee can bring new life and ideas to your business
  • A Traineeship programme gives young people the chance to gain valuable work-based knowledge and skills needed to progress to employment or an apprenticeship
  • You can work with and develop your trainee to learn the skills needed on site and become an asset within your company

Apprentices

Taking on an Apprenticeship learner has its benefits. Here are just a few:

  • The Apprenticeship is free for you and the apprentice; all you need to do is pay their wage (currently £3.40 an hour for all first year apprentices but rising to £3.50 in April 2017 and then after their first year, the relevant National Minimum Wage for the apprentice’s age)
  • Having an apprentice can bring a new lease of life into the workplace and bring new skills and ideas to the table
  • Apprenticeships are work-based training that are designed around the needs of the employer
  • 71% of apprentices stay with their employers after completing an apprenticeship with them as they become a valued member of the team

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