Posted by Carly Roper on Thursday 14 June 2012
Last month saw the publication of the results of the latest Apprenticeship Employer Survey.
Over four thousand businesses across the country who employ Apprentices were interviewed for the survey, revealing that nearly all employers (96%) have seen a benefit to their business from employing an Apprentice.
The most common individual benefit was improved productivity, mentioned by almost three-quarters of employers (72%), followed by improved staff morale, improved product or service, a more positive image in the sector, better staff retention, and the introduction of new ideas to the organisation; each mentioned by around two-thirds of employers.
Around two-fifths of private sector firms also reported that it had helped them win new business (43%), whilst just over a third (36%) indicated that offering Apprenticeships had lowered their overall wage bill.
The findings of this survey will help to inform the National Apprenticeship Service’s (NAS) work in raising standards to ensure that all Apprenticeships offer a good experience and encourage more young people and employers of all sizes and sectors to participate.
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