IMPROVE your bottom line ...
Apprenticeships deliver real returns
to your bottom line. In a recent survey*, the majority of employers said that Apprenticeships helped them to improve productivity
and to be more competitive. They also said that training apprentices is more cost effective than hiring skilled staff, leading
to lower overall training and recruitment costs. * Apprenticeships, survey conducted by Populus on behalf of the Learning
and Skills Council, February 2009.
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FILL your skills gaps...
Apprenticeships deliver skills designed around your business needs. They also help you develop the
specialist skills you need to keep pace with the latest technology and working practices in your sector. Employers in the
Populus survey said they relied on their Apprenticeship programmes to provide the skilled workers they need for the future.WHO is it for...
Apprenticeships are intended for people who are working in the Outdoors, Leisure, Equine, Sport, Health and Fitness sector
TV Apprentice star and successful business woman,
offer businesses a route to harness fresh new talent and ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications
that it needs now and in the future, to get you ahead of your competition. Young people are the key to a vibrant and enthusiastic
work force for years to come. We should be embracing and harnessing their talents, providing them with experience, skills
and training to be effective and valuable business commodities for the future. There is currently a national shortage of skilled
staff across all industries and it is time to act now to help get us out of this economic crisis and make Britain ‘Great’
Apprentices tend to
be eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that invested in them. Remember, an apprentice is with you because
they want to be – they have made an active choice to learn on the job and a commitment to a specific career.
Earlier research, conducted
in February 2008 by Populus on behalf of the LSC to launch the first National Apprenticeship Week revealed:
77% of employers believe apprenticeships make
them more competitive
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
believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce
59% report that apprenticeships are more cost-effective than hiring skilled staff
- 53% feeling that they reduce recruitment costs
57% report a high proportion of their apprentices
going on to management positions within the company
MP Aidan Burley is supporting 1st2 Achieve
"At £2.50 per hour, apprenticeship
vacancies pay for themselves and help create a highly skilled and dedicated workforce...
urge the Sport, Health, Fitness and Leisure industry to come forward to make the change and invest in the youth of the country,
because they are our future. Please contact Georgia at 1st2
Achieve Training email"
Top International Eventer OLIVER TOWNEND is supporting
"1st2 Achieve are working
hard to offer youngsters training and employment opportunities across the UK. They have secured funding to deliver a range
of equine qualifications such as Apprenticeships and Work based Diplomas in Horse Care. They now need employers and organisations
to come forward to offer work placements. Offering placements to young people is socially responsible, rewarding, and a cost
effective way to staff and run your business. All training and assessment is 'hands on' in the workplace and will
not affect the running of your business. It is reassuring to know that 1st2 Achieve training have been classified as "first
class" and "impressive" by external inspectors. So please, give our youngsters the opportunity to train, learn
new skills, get qualified and into employment!"
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