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We know that industry is constantly changing and employees need different skills to meet employers’ needs.

It can often be a challenge to find the new talent that is needed for businesses to meet this demand. Apprenticeships can be a great way of training employees to fit your company perfectly.

So, what can Apprenticeships do for your business?

Motivate your workforce and lower your staff turnover

Apprentices tend to be eager to learn and become loyal to the company that employs them.

Cost efficient

Subsidies in funding and suggested rates of pay mean that taking on an Apprentice is a more cost effective way of hiring staff. This will help to reduce overall training and recruitment costs

What your business needs

Apprentices receive training both in the workplace and with us at college. The skills they learn are based specifically on your requirements as an employer.

Fresh ideas

Apprentices can be a great way of bringing new eyes, fresh ideas and enthusiasm to the business.

Business as usual

Their training programme is designed around your company and its schedule meaning there is very little disruption to the working day.

Fill skills gaps and shortages

We know that companies can struggle with an ageing workforce. The Apprenticeship programme helps to combat this by enabling you to train younger staff who often become long-term employees.

Job Connect: our 360 degree recruitment service

Job Connect is our dedicated Apprenticeship recruitment service. They are responsible for providing an end-to-end recruitment service, from advertising your Apprenticeship vacancy to helping you to select the best candidate for your business.

Job Connect are experts in their field who are ideally equipped to help you find the very best person for your business, whether this is your first Apprentice, or your 50th! They can help you with:

  • Advertising your vacancy to both internal candidates and our wider audiences
  • Screening applications so that you can pick from the cream of the crop
  • Arranging interviews with your selected candidates
  • Managing the paperwork and the on-boarding process for your new Apprentice

For more information, or to contact Job Connect, please click here.

Did you know?

  • Over two-thirds of employers take on their Apprentice as a full-time employee after their training has finished
  • 81% of consumers favour using a company which employs Apprentices
  • 83% of employers who employ Apprentices rely on their Apprenticeship programme to provide the skilled workers they need for the future
  • Over 1.4 million talented young people applied to do an Apprenticeship in 2013

Christine Powell, Finsbury Food Group, said:

“Working with The Sheffield College is bringing positive results. The hands-on training encourages our staff to become better bakers. It demonstrates our investment in them and has a positive impact on the quality and success of our products and the overall business.”

Email employer@sheffcol.ac.uk for more information or call 0114 260 2600 to speak to one of our advisors.