Why should I hire an apprentice?

Getting a toe in the door (never mind a foot) with prospective employers can be tricky for many young people, which is why apprenticeships have become such a popular progression route after school.

But while a lot has been already said about the benefits to the apprentices themselves, what benefits can you expect as a business through hiring an apprentice? Surely it’s better to opt for a seasoned professional over a less experienced fresh face? Well actually, there are a lot more advantages than you might first realise. 

So, let’s get stuck in and find out why you should hire an apprentice for your business today. 

Why should I hire an apprentice?

They receive relevant, high-quality and thorough training 

Identify the right apprenticeship provider and you’ll have access to an apprentice with the most up-to-date industry knowledge and training, which is a huge asset to any business. 

For example, here at althaus, we arm our apprentices with the proficiency and skills they need to make a real impact in your organisation. Quite simply, we deliver the training, you enjoy the results. With hours of learning and support delivered, our apprentices grow and thrive within your business, a digital talent pipeline that is as productive as it is cost effective. 

Eager and motivated 

Althaus apprentices are eager to learn and committed to succeed, providing your business with fresh perspectives and lots of energy. Open to new ideas, willing to work hard and learn new things, it has been proven that apprentices have a demonstrable loyalty to the company that offered them their first training opportunity, and are more likely to feel genuinely ‘bought in’ to its success. 

Boost productivity 

Multiple studies show that workforces with established apprenticeship programmes have increased levels of productivity and output, which ultimately has a positive impact on business performance. 

Look to the future 

Many althaus apprentices embark upon their digital apprenticeship at (or near to) the beginning of their career, and so they’ll get to know your company inside out, receiving the relevant training and developing the necessary skills to become a real asset to your business. 

In turn, this will enable you to future-proof your business, giving you the peace of mind that you have the required talent in place with the right skills to get the job done. This equates to much less time, money and heartache spent hunting around trying to fill roles. 

Expand and upskill 

It’s no secret that there’s a serious skill shortage in the areas of digital, IT and cyber skills across the country. Apprenticeships can help you bridge the skills gap in your business in a proactive, cost-effective and efficient way, allowing you to recruit the right people in the right place at the right time. You will be able to expand and upskill your workforce more easily, fulfilling your short and long-term people plans. And because our apprentices receive the most up-to-date training, you can rest assured that they will bring the most relevant knowledge, skills and expertise to your company. 

On the lookout for fresh IT and digital talent? Here at althaus, we’re a digital training provider who do things differently. Get in touch today to learn more about our sector-leading apprenticeship training and recruitment services