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Using Apprenticeships to train and develop existing employees

Support existing staff gain the skills needed to move through your organisation

Using Apprenticeships to develop Existing staff

Thousands of businesses like yours are using apprenticeships to help develop existing staff, these businesses have chosen apprenticeships to build the knowledge, skills and behaviours of their employees so their business can succeed.

Providing valuable pathways

What’s more, apprenticeships themselves are going through their biggest overhaul in a generation. No longer just for young people, they help staff of all ages and levels progress in work. They can include degrees or chartered status and provide a valuable pathway to develop the right staff, your way – no matter what sector your business is operating in.

Businesses are in the driving seat

You know the staff training requirements for your business to evolve and grow. You know which job roles are a priority for development, and you understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours people need to do their jobs effectively.

So, you’re in the best position to choose from over 400 new Apprenticeship Standards and pick the ones which give you and your customers confidence that your staff are competent in their role. You can browse the Apprenticeship Standards on the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education website.

I want to develop my existing staff so we are more efficient

Identify where training can improve practice 

Apprentices improve business productivity by £10,280 (per year) once qualified.*

Prepare for future challenges 

The world of work moves fast. Train your staff to use new techniques or equipment.

Professional industry qualifications included 

Save money by putting staff through chartered status as part of a subsidised apprenticeship.

*CEBR The Benefits of Apprenticeships to Business, 2015

Case Studies

Andrena Furniture

Andrena Furniture is a solid oak furniture manufacturer in Hoddesdon. They employ staff across three departments; Mill, Assembly and Finishing. With strong projections for year-on-year growth they needed to upskill an existing member of staff on a Furniture Manufacturing Apprenticeship.

The Growth Hub put Andrena Furniture in touch with a national training provider that specialised in wood and timber apprenticeships. They are now working together to progress with the recruitment of further apprentices.

Ed Anderson, Director, Andrena Furniture says:

“It’s been great working with the Growth Hub. We can refine our processes and operations to work more efficiently and continue growing. Coupled with the introductions to key training providers, it’s been a hugely beneficial experience in supporting our plans.”

Hertfordshire County Council

The University of Hertfordshire in collaboration with University Campus St Albans (UCSA) offer a fast track Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship leading to a BA (Hons) in Business and Management for managers and supervisors. Herts County Council have offered this to their staff whose existing management experience counts by Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) as evidence of prior learning which means they do not need to ‘relearn’ knowledge already obtained. This reduces the length of study on the Degree Apprenticeship from four to two years.

Next steps?

Follow our guide to Apprenticeships