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Unemployment in the Humber is high. Many young people leave education without gaining any further qualifications and then, due to lack of experience, struggle to find paid employment. A fifth of the businesses surveyed in the Humber LEP area currently employ apprentices, which is great, but if we could increase this number, it would have a significant impact.

Why should you do this?

> Apprenticeships and traineeships bring productive, enthusiastic and loyal people into your organisation.

> Apprenticeships and traineeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications needed now and in the future.

> They provide a ladder into meaningful employment.

> An apprentice or trainee can make a valuable contribution to your business during their training period, adding value within their first few weeks (or even from day one).

> The National Apprenticeship Service provide apprenticeship grants of £1,500 to employers with up to 1000 employees recruiting 16 to 24 year olds.

> An apprentice or trainee is more cost effective – not only are they less expensive to recruit but organisations such as colleges, Jobcentre Plus and other providers can help with the whole process.

What can you do?

There are many different roles an apprentice or trainee can fit into, from administration to engineering.  If you would like to offer an apprenticeship or traineeship please pledge today and we will assist you through the process.

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