Why Choose an Apprenticeship?

Why Choose an Apprenticeship?

Here at HoW College we have a dedicated apprenticeships department called Solutions. If you’re interested in employing an apprentice our team will work with you every step of the way: advertising vacancies, recruiting candidates, conducting pre-screening interviews and sending you the most suitable people for your vacancy.

What is an apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship combines practical training in a real job with study. They can provide the skills you need for your business while giving the individual a chance to achieve nationally recognised qualifications.

Apprenticeships are real jobs for real people in real businesses.

Why hire an apprentice?

Apprentices are a proven way to train your workforce and directly address skills gaps; they will make you more efficient, productive and competitive. Over 130,000 companies offer apprenticeship places because they understand the benefits apprentices bring to their businesses. These benefits include:

Giving your team new skills and energy: 96% of apprentice employers say they are beneficial to their business.

Developing new recruits to meet your needs: 82% of employers take on apprentices to build the skills capacity within their businesses.

Bringing flexibility for existing employees: Free up your existing workforce so they can do what they do best.

Growing your team while keeping staff costs down: The average apprenticeship completer increases business productivity by £214 per week.* (Source: National Apprenticeship Service ‘Employer Guide to Apprenticeships)

How can Solutions help you?

We provide a free Apprenticeship Recruitment and Vacancy Matching Service!

  • You define the role and wage (subject to minimum wage regulations)
  • We pre-screen and interview the candidates, shortlisting them for you.
  • You interview those candidates.
  • You employ the successful candidate as an Apprentice.
  • We help organise the associated government-funded training.
  • We help you apply for any additional grants where they are available.
  • You and the College work together to mentor and train the Apprentice, supporting you throughout the programme.