What is an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are designed to meet the needs of employers through vocational training. They consist of a combination of on-the-job training and qualifications that are current and relevant to your industry.

Right now is a great time to think about taking on an Apprentice. Research has shown that 54% of young people in England would choose to do an Apprenticeship if one were available. The increasing popularity of Apprenticeships among young people comes after previous business research conducted by ICM, released in 2013, showed that employers find apprentices 15% more employable than young people with other qualifications. In the study, employers ranked higher Apprentices as the most employable of all young people – above those with degrees.

Derwentside College works with employers across the region, offering support and guidance through the process of employing an Apprentice. Our dedicated team is focused on developing meaningful partnerships with employers like you, ensuring that the training is tailored to meet your business needs. Our Assessors and Tutors are industry experts and our latest Ofsted report confirms how much employers value the help and expertise we provide.

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How will an Apprenticeship benefit my organisation?

Having an Apprentice in your business will:

  • Improve productivity

  • Reduce training costs

  • Reduce recruitment costs

  • Fill skills gaps, including specialist skills specific to your industry

  • Motivate staff and reduce staff turnover

     

    To calculate the financial benefits for your organisation, visit the National Apprenticeships website www.apprenticeships.org.uk