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Apprenticeships for SMEs - The Basics

  • INNOVATION CENTRE Broad Quay Bath, England, BA1 1UD United Kingdom (map)

Apprenticeships for SMEs

According to our 2017 Business Skills and Training Survey, 64.9% of businesses have never used an apprentice and over 50% claim they have no knowledge of the apprenticeship levy.

Businesses are just not aware of the benefits that hiring an apprentice can bring, how developing existing valued staff through apprenticeships improves retention, skills and morale and how they can be effective for SMEs as well as larger employers.

Many feel apprenticeships aren’t relevant for their businesses and are unaware of the funding opportunities available, as well as not knowing how to utilise this government funded education and training system to develop their workforce.


Have you used apprenticeships in your business?

Join us at this 2 hour workshop to:

  • Find out the benefits of hiring an apprentice

  • Learn how to use apprenticeships to upskill staff, from junior staff to experienced managers

  • Discover the funding SMEs are entitled to

  • Explore the apprenticeship journey including the overall process, advertising and how to attract the right people

Hosted by Claire Vertigen from SWAC (The South West Apprenticeships Company), the workshop will give a full overview of apprenticeships with the aim of arming employers with the knowledge they need to progress in this area.

Don’t delay in booking your space for this event – we expect it to fill up quickly.

Look forward to seeing you there.

Please note: This event is for West of England (Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset, South Gloucestershire & North Somerset) businesses only.

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