In August, students across England picked up their exam results for GSCE and A Levels and are considering their next option and steps. Many will be going University or College and others will want to leave classroom education behind and will be looking for employment and Apprenticeships.

The next few months are the perfect time for employers to consider offering apprenticeships.

Why?

Apprenticeships improve productivity, which means the quality of the service you deliver will be enhanced. You could be giving your business fresh new ideas with new outlooks through apprenticeship employment, you can train your apprentice to do the job in the way you desire.

If you look at the statistics on the GOV website, you can see that 97% of apprentices have said their ability to do their job had improved, and 92% of apprentices said their career prospects had improved by becoming an apprentice. 88% of apprentice employers believe apprentices lead to a more motivated workforce. 81% of consumers say they favour companies that employ apprentices indicating that this can improve a company’s reputation and suggests that consumers are more likely to make a purchase. 75% of organisations report that apprentices remain with the business once they have completed their training meaning that skills stay with the business as their experience grows and reduces staff turnover.

What is the next step?

Here at IPS International and IPS Apprenticeships, we try and make the process of recruiting an apprentice as easy as possible for both the employer and the apprentice. We have an in-house recruitment department that can work with you on designing your advert to attract candidates, post your vacancy on an array of platforms, like ‘Find an apprenticeship,‘ a recruitment search tool used by thousands of individuals seeking Apprenticeship employment. IPS will go through the candidate selection process for you, selecting the best standard of applicant for you to interview. IPS will be there every step of the way to guide you from recruitment through to quality training delivery. Our industry experienced trained and qualified IPS Trainers will work around your job schedule and support you and your apprentice to ensure they achieve their qualifications and your business gains benefit from employing an apprentice skills set is enhanced.

Quote; Aaron Dewhurst Manager of The Glass Wipe Board Company says: “IPS are organised with good delivery, Bev the trainer comes in once a month on agreed dates which are made in advance which helps our business.”

 Click here to find out more views and experiences of learners and employers involved in apprenticeships on the GOV website.

Need Advice?

Here are a list of where you can find additional information to help you employ an apprentice:

Require more information on the benefits of an Apprentice? You can download the IPS Guide for Employers Booklet today.