What is an apprentice?

An apprenticeship is a way for young people and adult learners to earn a wage while they train in a real job, gaining a real qualification and laying the foundations for a successful future.

Why consider employing an apprentice?

Apprentices bring many benefits to your business – an extra pair of hands, help to reduce staff turnover and allow you to grow your own, well trained, employees of the future. Some other key benefits of employing an apprentice are:

  • Reduce recruitment/staff costs
  • Increase productivity
  • Develop a skilled and loyal workforce
  • Apprenticeships reduce staff turnover as apprentices feel loyal to a company who has trained them
  • Improve customer service results
  • Provide financial return on investment

More than 100,000 employers in over 160,000 work places currently use apprenticeships to attract new talent, re-skill existing staff and tackle skill shortages.

Why work with Insight?

Because we know your business and recognise the type of employee you need. The recruitment process could not be simpler; we carry out a complete recruitment screening process of all applicants free of charge. This qualification is then delivered by our partner with full support & guidance from us – we are with you every step of the way!

Finding the right candidate is key to the success of your apprentice – we will screen all candidates to ensure they are the right fit for your business.  It is the perfect opportunity for you to mould a young person to fit the role you want them to fulfil.  No, they won’t bring lots of experience but that is reflected in the training wage they are paid; however they won’t bring bad habits either – even if you employ an experienced member of staff you would still need to train them whilst paying a premium for their experience.

Government grants are currently available of £1500 – these grants will not be available forever so if you are considering employing an apprentice, there is no better time than now to find out more about it.

New changes for the apprenticeship programme for 2017

Please click here to find out about the apprenticeship levy changes from April 2017 and who this applies to.

For more information please contact Julie ( or Lisa ( by email or telephone 01527 557407.

(This programme is currently only available to practices in England)

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