Apprenticeships have moved on from what they used to be and are an exciting option for both apprentice and employer. You can now employ apprentices at all different levels, from school leavers to people that want to further their careers or change career direction completely.

Benefits of apprenticeships

Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any organisation to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.

86% of employers said apprenticeships developed skills relevant to their organisation and 78% reported improved productivity. 

Other benefits that apprenticeships contribute to your organisation include:

  • 90% of apprentices stay on in their place of work after completing an apprenticeship
  • you can adapt the training your apprentice receives according to the needs of your organisation
  • an apprenticeship allows you to diversify and freshen up your workforce

Furthermore, as part of the the response to Covid-19 and its ongoing impact on employment, we have now seen the launch of the Government Apprenticeship Incentive.

From August 2020 to January 2021, all businesses will receive a financial incentive for any new employee coming into the business as an apprentice.

The government will now pay £2,000 towards apprentices aged 16-24 and £1,500 for those over 25. This is on top of the existing £1,000 incentive already provided for 16-18 year-olds.

KSA will work with your development team to develop & design a bespoke apprenticeship programme that focuses on tackling real issues within your business. We will ensure that any programme aligns to client strategies as well as offering the flexibility needed to fit in with your current day to day demands.

This approach sees our current client rating on the Find apprenticeship training website stand at 100% excellent, with our key strengths being identified as ‘Adapting to my needs’ ‘Communication with employers’ and ‘Improving apprentice skills’.

We have also seen further praise from Ofsted, with the following comments being extracted directly from our last report published 11/03/2020.

‘Leaders and managers have a clear vision and strategy for the programmes that they offer. They work with the employer closely to plan and deliver the curriculum to meet its workforce development needs. Apprentices develop significant new knowledge, skills and behaviours as a result of their studies. They learn the theory of improvement techniques and apply it to real work projects that have tangible business benefits.’

‘Staff plan and deliver the curriculum so that apprentices develop and apply their theory knowledge to challenging work-based projects. The employer is closely involved in identifying projects that are matched well to apprentices’ job responsibilities and their business needs.’

All of our apprenticeship services include:

  • Training and organisational needs analysis
  • Bespoke training and development aligned to client strategic aims
  • Dedicated apprenticeship account managers
  • Leadership development
  • Employee Engagement focus
  • Analysis of return on investment in training and development
  • Team building events designed around client ethos

Talk to one our team today to see how we can support your business to become leaner and make savings by utilising our business improvement focused apprenticeships as a force for change. Contact us here or call the number at the bottom of the page to start the conversation.

KSA apprenticeships

Customer Service Practitioner

Lean Manufacturing Operative

Team Leader/Supervisor

Improvement Practitioner

Operations/Departmental Manager