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Top 5 reasons to hire an apprentice

Undoubtedly, an apprenticeship is a viable and beneficial option for school leavers to progress quickly in working life – but what are the benefits for employers?

Mark Heholt, Program Director, Apprenticeships, for the Tech Partnership

Grow your team while keeping staff costs down

The average apprenticeship completer increases business productivity by £214 per week.*

Make hiring simpler and cheaper

High-quality training providers help you with the entire process: recruiting an apprentice, customising a training programme, accessing funding, and much, much more.

Develop new recruits to meet your needs

82% of employers take on apprentices to build the skills capacity within their businesses.

Flexibility for existing employees

Free up your existing workforce so they can do what they do best.

Give your team new skills and energy

96% of apprentice employers say they are beneficial to their business.

Apprenticeships are an increasingly attractive option for employers of all sizes wanting to bring new talent into their technology and digital teams. 

An apprentice can be a solution for your business if you want to:

Develop new talent to meet your needs
Free up existing staff to take on more responsibility
Give your team new skills and energy
Give a young person a career opportunity


Not only do apprenticeships offer young people the chance to kick-start a fulfilling career in the tech sector, there are a wealth of benefits for the businesses that take them on.

Offering young people apprenticeships gives businesses the chance to play an active role in moulding their future workforce and creating the future skills that they need to help their businesses grow. By making the commitment to offer apprenticeships, you also build up strong employee loyalty; and by investing in apprentices’ careers you increase the chances of up-skilling, and more importantly, maintaining highly skilled staff.

Investing in apprentices is a cost effective way of growing talent, with government funding available to employers. The quality assured option is Tech Industry Gold apprenticeships, which have been accredited by tech sector employers, ensuring that apprentices start contributing to your business more quickly.

And if you are looking to develop your apprentices beyond their initial qualification, you can access the Tech Partnership Training Fund. You can apply for up to 50% of the costs of this additional training, up to a maximum of £1,000 per learner.


*Source: National Apprenticeship Service ‘Employer Guide to Apprenticeships’.

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