Apprenticeships are an effective way of recruiting staff as well as supporting the upskilling of current staff so that they are ready to progress onto higher level positions within a company.
As an employer, how can apprenticeships support my organisation?
- Develop a competitive advantage by ensuring employees have the specific, specialist knowledge and skills relevant to the organisation.
- Use apprenticeships to support the effective recruitment of new staff.
- Use apprenticeships to improve the skills of current employees.
Employer Profile: A1-CBISS Limited
A1-CBISS Limited, based in Tranmere, has a £10m turnover, employs 65 staff and supplies custom-built continuous emission monitoring systems and fixed/portable gas detection solutions to a variety of industries nationwide. They recruited an apprentice for their finance department in August 2017 to support a fast growing team and to secure long term experienced and qualified staffing for their business. Steve Duggan, Finance Director, explained, “The process of interviewing and recruiting potential apprentices was made very straight forward by Wirral Met College. The candidates selected were all of a high standard and we are delighted to have secured the services of a young lady who is driven, motivated, enthusiastic and intelligent and has been a great fit with the rest of the team. She will be a real asset for the future and I would recommend every organisation with a resource requirement to contact the college for more details, and give apprentices an opportunity to shine.”