Having an effective and well-trained team is the foundation of a successful business.
The value of an employee who can ‘hit the ground running’ from the very beginning and continue to do so throughout their employment is vital to establishing and growing your business. Developing a set of skills and competencies can add a great deal of value to your business by keeping customers happy and attracting new loyal customers.
Many different work sectors are now discovering the benefits of apprenticeships, with The Tess Group working with clients in career areas including Hospitality, Customer Service, Team Leading, Management and much more.
Trained not created!
Talented workers aren’t just made though, they’re trained, and apprenticeships provide exceptional training. There are a variety of apprenticeships available which offer development and growth in a range of skills from basic and intermediate to advanced. Giving your team the opportunity to do an apprenticeship at work builds trust and loyalty and shows you want to invest in their future.
Building Skills and Keeping Staff
A skills gap is currently affecting many organisations and companies in the UK, meaning it is hard to fill vacancies. However, by recruiting new talent and putting them directly onto an apprenticeship programme, you can train them to have the exact skills you need for your business, so investing in the future. Another option is to offer apprenticeships to your existing staff as a way of improving their existing skills, knowledge and behaviours.
In addition to building a company’s skills base, providing quality training is also likely to bring benefits in terms of staff retention. A major reason for this is that staff typically feel loyal to employers who have invested in their training and are therefore more engaged and motivated to stay.
On the job training
Enabling your employees to learn on the job reduces any disruption to the organisation. Employees can gain accreditation for tasks they already do and to improve how they work. It’s a well-known fact that an organisation which invests in its staff can improve motivation and reduce employee turnover through greater job satisfaction and increased loyalty to the company.
Apprenticeships on the rise
Since April 2017, employers who have a PAYE bill of over £3 million have had to contribute to the Apprenticeship levy pot. If you are a levy payer, then it makes sense to maximise the amount you are paying by using that money to invest in your workforce by upskilling existing staff. So why not invest in your business, and invest in Apprenticeships? By doing so you’ll be investing in the future, your future and your employees’ future.
Contact the Tess Group today for more information on how apprenticeships can work for you.