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68 APPRENTICESHIPS Future proof your business with an apprentice MANY employers realise that hiring young talent is paramount to a successful business. They have many fresh new ideas, understand the digital world that we work in and are keen to impress and work their way up the career ladder. So how do you find the right person with the right skills and motivation? The most cost effective, efficient and practical method of recruiting and training a young person is through an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships involve on the job learning with additional training and assessments, allowing young people to gain a qualification at the same time. They can be tailored to meet your business needs. For employers this means that a young person will train in the ways and methods of your business as well as gain valuable industry skills and knowledge. Apprenticeships are ideal for new and existing employees and are now a viable alternative to university for many young people. For example; Matt is 19 and is currently undertaking a Business Administration Apprenticeship with a local SME; Proteus Waterproofing. “University wasn’t for me. I am three months into a year-long apprenticeship and my primary role is manning the reception. I am really enjoying it. I’m the main point of contact for anyone who either visits the business or rings up”. Office Manager, Rozalind is very pleased with Matt’s progress; “Matt is a very confident young man. He is doing well at interacting with his colleagues at all levels and as a result is well received as part of the team. His communication skills really are his strength. He is never intimidated by people on the phone or in person. He is always very punctual and well presented, which is particularly important for his role as front of house.” “The apprenticeship programme is a fantastic opportunity to get new members of staff who are energetic and have good ideas to input to your business. Any Apprenticeships are great for business. organisation going down this route needs to be prepared to give their time to an apprentice – it’s a twoway street.” i For more information please contact: 0800 389 1999 www.seetec.co.uk employer.services@seetec.co.uk APPRENT I C ESHIPS • An effective way to recruit new staff or re-train existing staff • Up to 100% funding available to your business • Minimal disruption with workplace learning • Attract enthusiastic talent with fresh ideas • Flexible and tailored to your business needs • Gain skilled workers for the future • Increase employee satisfaction, loyalty & reduce staff turnover For more information on how an apprentice could benefi t your organisation contact 0800 389 1999 | www.seetec.co.uk | employer.services@seetec.co.uk Click/tap for more info


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