Benefits of Hiring Apprentices

Apprenticeships bridging the Tech Skills gap

Today apprenticeships cover a range of job types and now are a great way to hire for IT, Digital and tech-related positions. The UK currently has a tech skills shortage which the government is using apprenticeships as part of the strategy to close this gap and get young people into tech roles within good organisations. 

As apprenticeships are financially supported by the government, they are a great way to reduce the cost of bringing in new talent to businesses. Also, there are no recruitment fees when matching a candidate with roles so companies can recruit the ideal candidate free of charge. 

Utilising the apprenticeship levy

The Apprenticeship Levy’s objective was to improve the quality and quantity of Apprenticeships in England. Utilising this fund is an opportune way to hire and upskill staff.

Apprenticeships benefiting businesses

In a survey commissioned by the government in 2017, 86% of employers reported benefiting from ‘the development of skills relevant to the organisation’ by hiring apprentices. A further three-quarter highlighted ‘improved productivity, a better quality of product or service, and higher staff morale.

We feel apprenticeships are a great way to get young talent into jobs and develop the IT and Digital skills our country needs, and also, hiring an apprentice will improve your bottom line, with apprentices delivering an estimated £18 for every £1 invested – according to The National Apprenticeship Service. 

Why take on an apprentice?

  • Training supported by the government
    Apprenticeships are financially supported by government reducing the cost to businesses.
  • No recruitment fees
    The service we provide to help you recruit the ideal candidate is free of charge.
  • Mould your own talent pool
    New Apprentices will bring enthusiasm and fresh ideas whilst easily adapting to your culture and methods.
  • Increase your businesses productivity
    76% of Apprenticeship employers say having an Apprentice has increased their workforce productivity.
  • Additional grants available
    We will advise if you are eligible for additional funding opportunities and help you apply for relevant grants.
  • Fill your skills gaps
    Keep your company growing or upskill your current staff to stay ahead of the Digital and IT skills shortage.
  • Motivate your workforce
    Provide leadership and management opportunities for other staff and allow them to focus on more strategic tasks.
  • Improve your bottom line
    Apprentices deliver a high return on investment estimated by The National Apprenticeship Service to be £18 for every £1 invested.

What employers say about apprentices

We have had two apprentices through Just IT. The service was attentive, and they supported them through their journey to completion of the qualification. We would recommend Just IT as a provider.

Karen Hedges Acorn Group
Apprenticeships with Google

Just IT’s dedicated coaches have proven really flexible in terms of the training our apprentices complete. Our partnership has helped set up the apprentices for success as future professionals in the industry.

Maya Tudor Global Apprenticeships Program Manager @ Google UK

We have a great apprentice who is perfect for our organisation. Just IT took care of all the paperwork. We’re really pleased with the service.

Victoria Spence Big Creative Education
Cyber Security Engineer

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