Apprenticeship Return on Investment
Whether you are recruiting a new employee for an apprenticeship programme or if you plan to enrol existing employees, as an employer your apprenticeship return on investment is likely to be excellent where you work with a digital apprenticeship specialist such as NowSkills.
If you are an apprentice or considering applying for a digital apprenticeship and you’re wondering about your own Return on Investment, please follow this link to learn more > Invest in Yourself
With so much help available for employers thinking of hiring an Apprentice you may be left wondering ‘what’s the catch?’ Well, there is no catch as such, but your business will be expected to invest in an Apprentice and their future by offering an excellent place to work, time to study and room to grow to their potential.
If you are able to offer these things, we have found that employers achieve a significant return on their investment for many years after the digital apprentice joins their organisation,
Digital Apprentices can be any age, with different incentives for employers to employ different age bands.
Support your IT apprentice
The other commitment you need to make as an employer is to the support of your IT apprentice. New apprentices are often paid less than an experienced new hire, its the trade-off for the training and education they will be receiving with you.
Secondly, most IT Apprenticeship programs are 15-24 months long, your business must commit to employing the Apprentice for this length of time.
This period is essential for the Apprentice to receive the required amount of training and experience to pass the course and progress into an IT career. This not only benefits the Apprentice but could also benefit you, the employer, in the long-run. This Apprentice could potentially be a future important member of your business within the future.
Long term ROI
What you invest in a Digital Apprentice now will, long-term, sharpen your business’s competitive edge and grow your bottom line significantly.
IT apprentice application process
Before we’ll introduce you to a new Digital Apprentice, we spend (a lot) of time screening apprentices – we learn about their ambitions, skills and potential. Our screening process is crucial to ensure that they are as committed and serious about the Apprenticeship as we expect the employers to be, but also, it is just as important to know that they have the potential to benefit a company and progress.
Whether an apprentice is a new or existing member of staff, we expect all Apprentices to take the time to make their applications professional. We believe if they are serious about becoming an IT Apprentice; they will put effort into their application, interviews and attendance our assessment centres.
Be a good apprentice employer
In return for employment conditions for Apprentices, there are also some expectations of employers.
We understand that it is a big commitment. However, the employers will have to consider all aspects before taking on an Apprentice. An Apprenticeship is a huge career step for young learners; it is the opportunity to progress and to begin building a career within an industry they are passionate about.
Therefore if an employer pulls out of the Apprenticeship scheme, not only may it be very distressing for the Apprentice, but it also risks their future progression.
If there is any problem, please discuss it with our team. They will quickly try to resolve the issue.
See our process, to see how it is all done.