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Why Hire an Apprentice?

The nature of an apprenticeship allows employers to shape apprentices to fit with the business needs.

  • Hiring an apprentice can help grow your team while keeping your staff costs down, meaning a higher productivity rate. The average apprenticeship increases business productivity by £214 per week; 
  • Hiring an apprentice through Yeovil College makes hiring simpler and cheaper. Our Apprenticeship team will help you through the entire process, explaining how everything works as you move along the process. This includes the physical recruiting of the apprentice, customising a programme to fit your business needs, accessing the correct funding and much more; 
  • Hiring an apprentice can help increase the level of skills in your work place as they will be trained with up to date relevant training within your industry. Did you know 82% of employers take on apprentices to build the skills capacity within their business;
  • Having an apprentice helps with flexibility for existing employees, freeing up time so they can do what they do best;  
  • Hiring an apprentice is proven to give your existing team new skills and energy. 96% of apprentice employers say they are beneficial to their business. 97% of apprentices hired through Yeovil College go on to have a full position offed to them when their apprenticeship has finished or are promoted. This just proves how much of a valuable resource apprentices are; 
  • The nature of an apprenticeship allows employers to shape apprentices to fit with the business needs.
Apprenticeships are important to our organisation because it gives motivated individuals an opportunity to progress quickly at a forward thinking company. Yeovil College is our single provider of Apprenticeship training and are supportive through the application process. Having Apprentices has been a major part in the growth of the company, finding the right people. Brilliant people. Thank you for all the brilliant Apprentices you have helped us to find and support with their careers!

Harmony Fire Ltd – Keyleigh J Hackett, HR Assistant

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:31:05+01:00

Harmony Fire Ltd – Keyleigh J Hackett, HR Assistant

Apprenticeships are important to our organisation because it gives motivated individuals an opportunity to progress quickly at a forward thinking company. Yeovil College is our single provider of Apprenticeship training and are supportive through the application process. Having Apprentices has been a major part in the growth of the company, finding the right people. Brilliant people. Thank you for all the brilliant Apprentices you have helped us to find and support with their careers!
Due to continued investment in products, people and plant, we want to strengthen our technical support teams with Apprentices. We also want to utilise our current skilled workforce to mentor and pass on vast knowledge to back up what is delivered in college. We have had Apprentices at Yeovil College for over 15 years and have carried out functional skills and lean training over many years. We had a partnership with the young Apprenticeship programme. Apprentices are our future and the business recognises this through a higher rate of pay, which increases as they add more value. Some qualifications are very difficult and can stretch the learner, but with the support of the college and the business we overcome this. Many of our Apprentices move onto supervisor roles and stay with us long term. Events like the Apprenticeship Job Fair are well attended with lots of interest in all our roles.

Numatic International – Jeff Drake, Apprenticeship Coordinator

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:33:05+01:00

Numatic International – Jeff Drake, Apprenticeship Coordinator

Due to continued investment in products, people and plant, we want to strengthen our technical support teams with Apprentices. We also want to utilise our current skilled workforce to mentor and pass on vast knowledge to back up what is delivered in college. We have had Apprentices at Yeovil College for over 15 years and have carried out functional skills and lean training over many years. We had a partnership with the young Apprenticeship programme. Apprentices are our future and the business recognises this through a higher rate of pay, which increases as they add more value. Some qualifications are very difficult and can stretch the learner, but with the support of the college and the business we overcome this. Many of our Apprentices move onto supervisor roles and stay with us long term. Events like the Apprenticeship Job Fair are well attended with lots of interest in all our roles.
Apprenticeship are important because they address the skills shortage and produce opportunities for people to learn & work. We have a collaborative partnership with Yeovil College to recruit, support and develop. Having Apprentices gives existing employees the opportunity to mentor and support them. Our Apprentices are ambassadors for opportunities within Yarlington, we would like to have more.

Yarlington – Sophie Atkins, Business Growth Manager

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:33:28+01:00

Yarlington – Sophie Atkins, Business Growth Manager

Apprenticeship are important because they address the skills shortage and produce opportunities for people to learn & work. We have a collaborative partnership with Yeovil College to recruit, support and develop. Having Apprentices gives existing employees the opportunity to mentor and support them. Our Apprentices are ambassadors for opportunities within Yarlington, we would like to have more.
Apprenticeship are important to our organisation due to a lack of skills in our industry. Yeovil College is vital in the delivering of the new standards for engineering. Without our 14 Apprentices our business would fail, our Apprentices are trained to our standards. Apprentices are our future today!

FGP Systems Ltd – Andrew Jounson, Apprentice Supervisor

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:34:00+01:00

FGP Systems Ltd – Andrew Jounson, Apprentice Supervisor

Apprenticeship are important to our organisation due to a lack of skills in our industry. Yeovil College is vital in the delivering of the new standards for engineering. Without our 14 Apprentices our business would fail, our Apprentices are trained to our standards. Apprentices are our future today!
Apprenticeship give us the chance to develop our staff of the future. Yeovil College are great for helping with any issues with our apprentices. They give us clear guidance for our training goals. Having had apprentices for many years half of my workforce have trained with us. Apprentices are the future of our business.

Cutting Edge Hairdressing – Jennifer Hemmings, Business Owner

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:34:25+01:00

Cutting Edge Hairdressing – Jennifer Hemmings, Business Owner

Apprenticeship give us the chance to develop our staff of the future. Yeovil College are great for helping with any issues with our apprentices. They give us clear guidance for our training goals. Having had apprentices for many years half of my workforce have trained with us. Apprentices are the future of our business.
Apprenticeships are important to our organisation; they help build skills within the industry and nurture talent. We work with Yeovil College by having two apprentices and we would like to do more. Our Apprentices have become an integral part of our team. It is brilliant to build for the future!

Summer Lodge Hotel – Jack Mackenzie, General Manager

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:34:54+01:00

Summer Lodge Hotel – Jack Mackenzie, General Manager

Apprenticeships are important to our organisation; they help build skills within the industry and nurture talent. We work with Yeovil College by having two apprentices and we would like to do more. Our Apprentices have become an integral part of our team. It is brilliant to build for the future!
We can train Apprentices from the beginning so that they can be what we would like them to be in the future. Due to one of our Apprentices doing an NVQ we have links with assessors who can help us with any problems. Also, helping links with the whole apprenticeship team who can also help with any problems.

Sycamore Process Engineering – Taylor Moulern, Apprentice Business Administer

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:36:09+01:00

Sycamore Process Engineering – Taylor Moulern, Apprentice Business Administer

We can train Apprentices from the beginning so that they can be what we would like them to be in the future. Due to one of our Apprentices doing an NVQ we have links with assessors who can help us with any problems. Also, helping links with the whole apprenticeship team who can also help with any problems.
The Apprenticeship role is the future of our business and will contribute to our steady growth plan. Yeovil College provides our current apprentice and I hope will provided the next. Everyday provides different challenges but as a team we collectively overcome them.

First 4 Repairs – Andy Mortimer, Director

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:36:31+01:00

First 4 Repairs – Andy Mortimer, Director

The Apprenticeship role is the future of our business and will contribute to our steady growth plan. Yeovil College provides our current apprentice and I hope will provided the next. Everyday provides different challenges but as a team we collectively overcome them.
Being one of the biggest employers in Dorset, Apprenticeship positions are important to our workforce to introduce new ‘talent’ & to upskill existing employees.

D.C.C – Joanne Small, Senior Learning & Org Development Assistant

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:36:56+01:00

D.C.C – Joanne Small, Senior Learning & Org Development Assistant

Being one of the biggest employers in Dorset, Apprenticeship positions are important to our workforce to introduce new ‘talent’ & to upskill existing employees.
Apprenticeships enable the authority to bring down its age profile to develop new skills for the future workforce. Yeovil College supports a number of apprentices in council services and local schools. We’re also really excited to bring a social work degree to the county! Somerset has taken on over 200 apprentices since 2017. Managers have been really receptive to new blood and surprised how much they have learned from the apprentices too. We’re one of the biggest local apprenticeship providers, and are excited to bring opportunities to young people in Somerset!

Somerset County Council – Oli Fletcher, Senior Project Officer

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:40:27+01:00

Somerset County Council – Oli Fletcher, Senior Project Officer

Apprenticeships enable the authority to bring down its age profile to develop new skills for the future workforce. Yeovil College supports a number of apprentices in council services and local schools. We’re also really excited to bring a social work degree to the county! Somerset has taken on over 200 apprentices since 2017. Managers have been really receptive to new blood and surprised how much they have learned from the apprentices too. We’re one of the biggest local apprenticeship providers, and are excited to bring opportunities to young people in Somerset!
Apprenticeships help the armed forces provide opportunities for young individuals who want to serve the UK and learn a trade.

Royal Air Force – Callum Hales, RAF Police – Careers

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:40:55+01:00

Royal Air Force – Callum Hales, RAF Police – Careers

Apprenticeships help the armed forces provide opportunities for young individuals who want to serve the UK and learn a trade.
To train staff ‘in house’ to our way of wanting whilst being able to offer supportive training and on the job experience is why apprenticeships are so important to our organisation. We have two current apprentices studying at Yeovil College and two previous Apprentices who studied at Yeovil. Working with a local college allows easier contact and local employees. Our Apprentices have has a positive impact on our business as they are keen to learn and take on board our working practice. Apprenticeships are the way forward, for practical and qualified staff!

Hunts Accountants – Jenny Lee, Senior Manager

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:41:18+01:00

Hunts Accountants – Jenny Lee, Senior Manager

To train staff ‘in house’ to our way of wanting whilst being able to offer supportive training and on the job experience is why apprenticeships are so important to our organisation. We have two current apprentices studying at Yeovil College and two previous Apprentices who studied at Yeovil. Working with a local college allows easier contact and local employees. Our Apprentices have has a positive impact on our business as they are keen to learn and take on board our working practice. Apprenticeships are the way forward, for practical and qualified staff!
Apprenticeship are important as it supports the operations of the site whilst supporting the professional development of young people in the community. Our Apprentices attend the college once a week and therefore gain a tutored qualification as chosen by the student. Employing apprentices has supported our aim and vision to help young people in our community.

LED Leisure Management – Harry Browne, Duty Manager for Training and Recruitment

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:41:42+01:00

LED Leisure Management – Harry Browne, Duty Manager for Training and Recruitment

Apprenticeship are important as it supports the operations of the site whilst supporting the professional development of young people in the community. Our Apprentices attend the college once a week and therefore gain a tutored qualification as chosen by the student. Employing apprentices has supported our aim and vision to help young people in our community.
Apprenticeships are a great source of enthusiastic staff who have a passion for leisure – being able to mould staff and build them up.

Oxley Sports Centre – Samantha Kirk, Centre Manager

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:42:03+01:00

Oxley Sports Centre – Samantha Kirk, Centre Manager

Apprenticeships are a great source of enthusiastic staff who have a passion for leisure – being able to mould staff and build them up.
Apprenticeships shape the future of the Royal Navy. I was born in Plymouth but I was made in the Royal Navy.

Royal Navy – James Sowden, Careers Advisor

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:45:17+01:00

Royal Navy – James Sowden, Careers Advisor

Apprenticeships shape the future of the Royal Navy. I was born in Plymouth but I was made in the Royal Navy.
Apprenticeships allow our soldiers to learn a new skill set and become qualified in areas that benefit the Army. The Army are very positive towards Apprenticeships and are committed to ensuring they develop courses to overcome any challenges. Join the Army… Be the best.

Army – Olly Denman and Zoe Daniels, Army Recruiters

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:45:39+01:00

Army – Olly Denman and Zoe Daniels, Army Recruiters

Apprenticeships allow our soldiers to learn a new skill set and become qualified in areas that benefit the Army. The Army are very positive towards Apprenticeships and are committed to ensuring they develop courses to overcome any challenges. Join the Army… Be the best.
Apprenticeship allow our business the time to be able to craft the next generation of guitar builders. The assessors are great with communication of apprentice’s progression. The in house visits are great as we don’t lose any work time and apprentices can easily show progression. Apprenticeships have allowed us to train specific roles in a niche marketing where we would struggle to find someone ready trained. Yeovil College Apprenticeships are giving younger generations a doorway into skilled future careers.

Crimson Guitars – Tom Webster, Operations Director

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:46:03+01:00

Crimson Guitars – Tom Webster, Operations Director

Apprenticeship allow our business the time to be able to craft the next generation of guitar builders. The assessors are great with communication of apprentice’s progression. The in house visits are great as we don’t lose any work time and apprentices can easily show progression. Apprenticeships have allowed us to train specific roles in a niche marketing where we would struggle to find someone ready trained. Yeovil College Apprenticeships are giving younger generations a doorway into skilled future careers.
Apprenticeships are important to grow unspotted talent for our future. Yeovil College currently provides training services for our AAT students. Having Apprentices has been a learning curve for everyone, we are adapting on the go! Apprentices are our future.

Old Mill – Chantelle Caughey, HR Advisor

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:46:25+01:00

Old Mill – Chantelle Caughey, HR Advisor

Apprenticeships are important to grow unspotted talent for our future. Yeovil College currently provides training services for our AAT students. Having Apprentices has been a learning curve for everyone, we are adapting on the go! Apprentices are our future.
There is a shortage of people with key skills so apprenticeships helps us grow our own talent. Serena (YC Apprenticeship Coordinator) looks after all of our apprenticeship needs, visiting us regularly as needed. Apprenticeship are hugely important to us growing the company.

Locado – Allan Miles, Director

Yeovil College
2019-07-22T14:46:48+01:00

Locado – Allan Miles, Director

There is a shortage of people with key skills so apprenticeships helps us grow our own talent. Serena (YC Apprenticeship Coordinator) looks after all of our apprenticeship needs, visiting us regularly as needed. Apprenticeship are hugely important to us growing the company.
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