Apprenticeships Worcestershire - Earn While You Learn

Apprenticeships benefit employers and apprentices alike. They provide employers with an opportunity to train workers to fill skill gaps within an organisation, while the apprentice gains valuable job training, qualifications and experience.

The Facts for Learners

  • Do real jobs for real employers
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualifications such as BTECs and City & Guilds
  • Gain a work based qualification that is relevant to your job
  • Improve your functional skills
  • Gain valuable real life, hands on work skills
  • Earn a minimum wage of £95 per week, average wage of £170 per week
  • Get 20 days paid holiday plus bank holidays as a minimum
  • Progress to Higher Education, even a Degree without gaining a lot of debt
  • 240+ different types of Apprenticeships are available
  • Research shows Apprentices earn over £100,000 more during their careers than others employees
  • Employers everywhere recognise and value apprenticeships as they show you have the skills they need

The Facts for Employers

  • 77% of employers believe apprenticeships make them more competitive
  • 80% 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
  • Two-thirds of employers believe that their apprenticeship programme helps them fill vacancies more quickly, whilst 88% believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce
  • 59% report that training apprentices is more cost-effective than hiring skilled staff, with 59% believing that apprenticeships lead to lower overall training costs and 53% feeling that they reduce recruitment costs
  • In terms of the return on investment linked to apprenticeships, 41% say that their apprentices make a valuable contribution to the business during their training period, while a further third (33%) report that apprentices add value within their first few weeks (or even from Day One)
  • 57% report a high proportion of their apprentices going on to management positions within the company
  • One in five employers are hiring more apprentices to help them through the tough economic climate

For further information please contact Helena on 0777 550 2211 or email