In this article we’ll explore and address some of the questions and perceived complexities of taking on an apprentice within your SME.
Throughout our years of facilitating training and providing upskilling opportunities we’ve heard the full spectrum of responses to the concept of apprenticeships. From concern over the potential cost and workload implications to outstanding, rave reviews of the experience and the contribution that an apprentice brought to the workplace.
Many worries about apprenticeships, including cost and commitment are actually unfounded, with recent research showing the vast positive potential that apprentices can offer to SMEs.
There are many benefits that an apprentice can bring to an organisation, some more obvious than others. At SMART SKILLS it is our role to listen to the concerns and needs of the company and help to examine all the training opportunities available. Sometimes taking on an apprentice ticks more ‘solution’ boxes than you might imagine.