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Looking to take on an apprentice

Taking on an apprentice can be an excellent and affordable way to grow your business, particularly with grants and funding available. An apprentice is an effective member of staff, with 96% of employers that have taken on an apprentice reporting benefits to their business.

“Our apprentice is outperforming our more experienced staff!”

What is an apprenticeship?

When you take on an apprentice, your business will benefit from a real employee who is developing their skills in a real job and working towards a real career. The apprentice develops the skills, knowledge and behaviours employers are looking for. By bringing an apprentice into your organisation, you are likely to benefit from the input, new ideas and fresh approach of someone who is motivated and eager to learn. At the same time, you have someone who is a blank canvas, waiting for their strengths and talents to be discovered and utilised for the good of your business.

“We have been so impressed with our apprentice that we will be taking on additional apprentices as we grow.”

Hiring an apprentice is an affordable option for most businesses that are ready to expand, especially as you may qualify for a grant of £1,000 for taking on an apprentice. 

 Appointing an apprentice through Grey Seal

We will tailor-make an apprenticeship qualification that will meet your objectives. Once you appoint an apprentice, a dedicated trainer assessor will work with them using a range of contact methods such as skype, group training and face to face individual sessions all taking place in the workplace. The apprentice will also be given constructive feedback and we can arrange any training they might need to successfully fulfil their role. The trainer assessor will contact you to feedback a comprehensive update and will be available to both you and the apprentice at all times throughout the apprenticeship on a one-to-one basis or through our online system so that you can access feedback about the apprentice’s progress and deal with any questions you may have. 

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Hiring an apprentice

Recruiting an apprentice through Grey Seal is completely free of charge. We will discuss the role with you to fully understand the needs and requirements of your business and match the right candidate to the role. Our recruitment team has extensive experience, all of which we will use to make sure that we get you the best candidates for your vacancy. We will interview all candidates by telephone based on your requirements and only send you relevant CVs. You can also rely on us to arrange the interviews, sensitively deliver rejections and manage the job offer.

*To discuss hiring an apprentice, call us on 01773 829121 or email at enquiries@greysealacademy.co.uk


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