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Why recruit an apprentice?

An apprenticeship is an opportunity to grow your own talent pipeline by employing staff who develop their skills on-the-job whilst following an approved learning programme.

Imperial has funding available to train apprentices and a dedicated member of staff to help departments get apprenticeships off the ground.

Nearly all apprentices feel that they acquire or improve their skills as a direct result of their apprenticeship and 76% of employers say that productivity has improved, with 75% reporting that apprenticeships have improved the quality of their product or service (ESFA).

Apprenticeships work well for:

  • Hard-to-fill posts
  • Roles where skills gaps are anticipated
  • Entry-level posts where a new starter might benefit from a structured programme of support
  • Posts at any level where training and funded qualifications might help to secure a strong candidate
  • Giving staff in your team an opportunity to manage or mentor by having an apprentice on board

Existing staff can also benefit!

Apprenticeships are available at a variety of levels, right through to Masters, and across a range of professions. Keep them in mind for existing staff who need to gain new skills, who are moving into new roles or who would like to do a professional qualification. They are a great way to upskill and engage!

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