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Improving your business performance and productivity.

Research undertaken on behalf of the Welsh Government suggests 76% of employers believe apprenticeships increase overall productivity.

Apprenticeship programmes, either tailored for newly recruited or aimed at developing existing employees is both rewarding and good for business. Research has shown that 77% of businesses involved with apprenticeships believe that they are now more competitive and 76% say that their apprenticeships have helped increase overall productivity.

Apprenticeships provide employers with the skilled workers they need for the future growth of their businesses and provides apprentices with a great start to their working life, ensuring they have the appropriate skills and knowledge required in your profession or trade.

The Lifelong learning and Employment training service (LLETS), in partnership with Gower college Swansea, is an approved training provider for the delivery of apprenticeship programmes. If you are thinking about apprenticeships for your business and staff development, then our trained learner gateway staff and experienced training mentors can help you at every stage throughout the apprenticeship programme.

Your apprentices will follow an industry approved apprenticeship programme and we work with you to tailor the programmes to meet your business needs. Flexibility in the on the job and off the job delivery will allow the apprenticeship to fit around your own business priorities and commitments.

All of our programmes are fully accredited and certified by awarding bodies, delivery by highly skilled assessors and tutors.

Businesses of all sizes can benefit from apprenticeships, so whether you're a sole trader looking to expand your business, or a large firm looking to develop your existing workforce, contact our team: LLETS Employment Training Service.

Apprenticeships: benefits to employers

  • Most of the apprentices training costs will be funded by the Welsh government with the support from the European social fund.
  • 77% of employers believe apprenticeships make them more competitive.
  • 76% say that apprenticeships provide higher overall productivity.
  • 80% feel that apprenticeships reduce staff turnover.
  • 83% of employers rely on their apprenticeships programme to provide the skilled workers that they need for the future.
  • 88% believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce.
  • 59% report that training apprentices is more cost-effective than hiring skilled staff.
  • 57% report a high proportion of their apprentices going on to management positions within the company.

Apprenticeships: benefits to individuals

  • 19% of apprenticeships were formerly not in employment, education or training (NEET) prior to starting their programme and apprenticeships are an important route out of unemployment.
  • Earn a salary while getting highly regarded qualifications and invaluable hands-on experience.
  • Apprentices completing their training at level 3 were likely to earn up to £117,000 more over their working lives than those who did not undertake such training.
  • 88% of apprentices report that the apprenticeship programme gave them the appropriate skills and knowledge required for their chosen profession or trade.
  • 71% of apprentices stay with the same employer.

For further information on apprenticeship programmes you can visit the Welsh government website or contact The Learner Support Team




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