What is an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships in the UK are a methodology of learning in the workplace. Apprentices get a work contract with an employer and a learning contract with a training provider. By the end of the training, apprentices get the degree provided by their training provider, and the employer gets a skilled employee that has built the required skills and knowledge through their own mentoring.

This translates into young professionals, which get into the market not only with the fresh knowledge, ideas, and lots of motivation typical of the recent graduates but also with real-life work experience.

As an employer, you can keep your apprentice as an employee. If done the right way, that employee will have freshly built knowle on their field, but also in your company. Since as an employer you are their mentor, you are the one that supervises their learning. This results in a young person equipped with all the tools and competencies to perfectly fit a job position within your organisation.

In the UK you can employ apprentices as young as 16, but adult apprenticeships are very common as well.

With having an apprentice, many benefits come to the employer. There is the full list of standards, benefits, and requirements of employing an apprentice on the Government page.

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