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Why apprenticeships should be a key part of your recruitment and training strategy, helping to drive the success and competitiveness of your business.

Whether you’re looking to recruit new talent into your organisation, or ‘upskill’ your existing staff, Apprenticeships are a great way to develop your workforce and help fill any skills gaps across your organisation.

PLUS – If your wage bill is in excess of £3million then you’re paying for apprenticeships via the Levy anyway, so you may as well benefit from them! 



  • Cost effective recruitment of new and enthusiastic talent
  • Development of a well-trained, well-motivated workforce
  • Help with meeting the costs of training and upskilling your current workforce
  • Improved company performance with measurable impact
  • Demonstrates your commitment to staff development
  • Increased quality and productivity through better trained staff

96% of employers who take on an apprentice report benefits to their business, with 72% reporting improved productivity. Research also shows that Apprenticeships boost productivity to businesses by on average £214 per week.
Source: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills


ALL employers (whether Levy paying or not):

  • Receive £1,000 for every apprentice you employ aged 16-18
  • Receive £1,000 for every apprentice you employ aged 19-24 who has left care and/or who has additional learning needs.

For employers with less than 50 employees

  • An apprenticeship is fully funded for any apprentice aged 16-18 (You still receive the above £1,000 incentive on top of this.)



New College offers apprenticeships covering a range of job roles from Infrastructure Technician and Digital Marketing to Human Resources and Team Leading; Business Admin and Hospitality to Healthcare and Early Years. Take a look at their full range of apprenticeships here.

The apprenticeships team at New College work with employers of all sizes, across a wide range of industries including: National Trust; Catalent; Patheon; Swindon Borough Council; Torin-Sifan; Outside Clinic; Cricklade House Hotel; All Things Web; Imperial Logistics and many more.

Working closely with you, the team will advise on how apprenticeships can be used most effectively to meet the training and recruitment needs of your organisation. Throughout the process they can advertise your apprenticeship vacancies, review the applications and pre-screen potential apprentices, providing only the highest calibre of candidate to you for shortlisting, saving you time and money!

To arrange an informal discussion and find out more, contact Caroline, Business Development Consultant for Apprenticeships at New College Swindon.
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 01793 73288

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