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Six reasons why you should train an apprentice

Click the video below to hear from Phil Rice, Aggregate Industries who recently hired two new apprentices.

1. Government funding is available
You can receive funding from the government to help cover the cost of apprenticeships.

2. Applies to new and existing employees
You do not need to hire a new member of staff to benefit from the apprenticeship programme. Apprenticeships apply to new and existing employees and are a great way to grow talent within your organisation.

3. Motivate your employees and boost loyalty
Supporting long-term development within your employees is a simple and effective way to boost morale and loyalty within your company.

4. Build a qualified team
Through credit apprenticeships, your employees can gain CICM qualifications alongside their training, and with the introduction of higher apprenticeships businesses can now train staff to degree level with industry-specific skills.

5. Increase your productivity
Research has shown the average person completing an apprenticeship increases productivity by £214 per week. This includes increased profits, lower prices and better products.

6. Be fully supported
CICM and approved training providers will help you with the entire process. The National Apprenticeship Service also offer free, impartial advice and support to employers.