Employing apprentices is fantastic for your business – if done well.
I think it’s important for us to keep our talent here in the North East. Our engineering heritage, for example, is famous worldwide and so retaining that technical knowledge is essential for our region to progress.
An effective apprentice scheme gives you a pipeline of dedicated, talented employees, without the worry of trying to recruit year after year. Plus, it gives you the chance to grow a stronger company culture from a grass-roots level.
The benefits are clear, yet setting up an apprentice scheme can be a daunting prospect for a lot of employers. And managing those apprentices can be even scarier still.