Boost your business
Apprenticeships put you in control and provide your staff with practical skills.
As well as giving you control over funding, you can work with training providers to agree an apprenticeship programme suitable for your business.
Benefits to your finance team and your business
Apprenticeships are a great way to build a diverse talent pipeline, developing staff and bringing new skills to your organisation. Whether staff are new or already with you, you're training staff in your specific needs and requirements.
As many as 92% of employers who take on apprentices report a more motivated and satisfied workforce. 83% now rely on apprenticeships to provide the skilled workers of the future.
Apprentices can often provide better value than graduates, with increased enthusiasm, motivation and loyalty. Businesses like KPMG say apprentices bring ambition, a fresh perspective and an entrepreneurial spirit the standard recruitment process rarely provides.
Save on training and recruitment costs: an apprenticeship is more cost effective than hiring skilled staff. Funding is available through the apprenticeship levy, and you’ll have direct control on how you spend your funding.
Tackle skills shortages: apprenticeships can be tailored to specific job roles, making them flexible to your business needs. They can also help fill skills gaps by developing the specialist skills you need.
Train staff to your needs: apprentices will learn the skills that work best for your business. They'll be trained in the context of your organisation, meaning they contribute to productivity while developing their skills.
Boost your business: every time a business hires an apprentice they receive, on average, a bottom-line boost of around £2,000 once wage and training costs have been factored in.
The value of AAT qualifications
Apprentices can study AAT Accounting Qualifications at each stage of their apprenticeship. Our qualifications deliver practical finance training, professional standards and essential business skills.
This means that your apprentices, trained within the context of your organisation, will contribute to business productivity while developing their own skills and gaining an internationally recognised qualification.
Our apprenticeships report
Read the results of our UK-wide survey on apprenticeships, Getting ahead for accelerated ambitions (PDF) where we address a number of key questions relating to the value and impact of apprenticeships.
- What do young people think about the state of apprenticeships in the UK?
- Do graduates paying back student debt, think an apprenticeship could have put them in a different position?
- Do school-leavers or those considering their first career move see apprenticeships as an attractive route into their chosen career?
- Would parents advise their children to do an apprenticeship?
- How do HR professionals view apprenticeships when taking on new employees?
Ready to start?
With thousands of businesses taking on apprenticeships, the competition is tough. Being prepared is key to taking advantage of the opportunities available to develop your existing staff and attract new talent into your business. Order an employer information pack and one of our dedicated team will be on hand to help you.