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Business & investment Apprenticeships: meeting the skills needs of your business

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The people in the photo are Manchester apprentices.

Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognised qualifications. Apprenticeships are available to employers of all sizes and from all sectors and cover a wide range of occupations; they are a proven way to train your workforce and make your organisation more productive and competitive.

Benefits of apprenticeships

Research among businesses employing apprentices shows that:

  • 92 per cent believe that apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce
  • 80 per cent feel that apprenticeships reduce staff turnover
  • 77 per cent think apprenticeships make them more competitive
  • 76 per cent say that apprentices provide higher overall productivity

Find out more about employing an apprentices

The Government has published information and guidance to help employers recruit apprentices. It also contains details about the Apprenticeship Levy and funding. Employers in Greater Manchester that want to apply for apprenticeship grants should contact   

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