Considering an Apprentice?

Wage grants are available to help eligible employers offer young people aged 16 to 24 employment through the Apprenticeship programme, by providing assistance to employers who are recruiting their first apprentice ... MORE

All businesses, large or small, can benefit from Apprenticeships. Whether you are in manufacturing, engineering, construction or the service industry we have tailored programmes to suit you.

  • Apprentices can bring new ideas and innovation to the business

  • Apprenticeships help secure a supply of skilled young recruits replacing an ageing workforce

  • Apprenticeship recruitment and training can be more cost effective than hiring skilled staff

  • Apprenticeships contribute to a pool of skilled and certificated employees with more practical and job-related skills from day one

  • Apprentices tend to stay with the organisation and labour turnover is lower

  • Apprenticeships reflect an enhanced reputation for the business both within the industry and in the local community

If you think your business could benefit from an Apprentice, please call us to discuss the next step - we can even help with recruitment.

J R Slee’s most recent apprentices have achieved exceptionally high standard. Bricklayer Apprentice, Scott Jones won Blockley’s Student of the Year Silver Trowel and Carpentry Apprentice, Joe Price, is representing the UK in the World Skills Squad.

“An apprentice’s enthusiasm is infectious and brings a sense of job satisfaction and pride to other employees, knowing they are helping apprentices develop specialist skills to be carried on into future programmes. It also benefits the company as it ensures there is a continual workforce of highly trained employees who are accustomed to working to the company’s high standards.” Rodney Slee, Managing Director.

Our Employer Guide offers detailed information on the Apprenticeship scheme.

For further information on the National Apprenticeship Scheme please follow this link: http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/Employers.aspx

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