Choosing the right apprenticeship

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An apprentice will be a vital part of your business

They’ll be with you for at least 12 months, depending on the length of training for their chosen qualification, and with this in mind it is important you choose the right apprenticeship.

An apprentice will become a part of your team

Ideally, once qualified, the apprentice will become a permanent and valued member of your team so it really is important to choose the right apprenticeship that will not only meet your business skills requirements in the short term, but also for the future.

It is also worth considering these few questions to help you make a decision on which apprenticeship standard will be suitable for your business.

What questions should you consider when choosing an apprentice?

Where do you see your business in the short, medium and long term?

What skills, knowledge and behaviours do you need to keep competitive in your market place?

What work will you be tendering for and where do you see your industry heading?

What skills gaps do you have and feel you may have in the next 12 months?

It is worth looking at the apprenticeships available in your sector. You can do this by using our jobs board.

Apprenticeships are available in wide range of sectors

There are many apprenticeships available with a wide and varied range of skills and role profiles for you to choose from.

There are over 100 apprenticeships in the construction sector alone so by spending some time and considering the questions above will really help you focus on what you actually need and then this will help you select the appropriate apprenticeship.

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