With 96% of the UK's employers reporting benefits by recruiting apprentices, it is hard to ignore the fact that apprentices really do make a difference in many number of ways. Here at JCW we actively support apprenticeships and are always looking for new, enthusiastic talent.
What do the figures say?
72% of businesses report improved productivity as a result of employing an apprentice
80% agree that apprenticeships will play a greater role in their future recruitment policy
81% of consumers favour using a company which takes on apprentices
88% of employers believe apprenticeships help create a more motivated and loyal workforce
(Source: 2011 British Chambers of Commerce, Populus research commissioned by the National Apprenticeship Service and Productivity Matters, Centre for Economic and Business Research, 2013)
What are the benefits?
The figures above prove that apprenticeships are an asset to any organisation and can bring a number of benefits to an existing workforce as well as the business as a whole.
Here at JCW we fully appreciate the value of all of our apprentices and see them as a unique opportunity to 'grow our own' engineers and administrative staff. We understand that apprentices need to combine their on the job training with out of work learning. It has proved time and again to be an effective way to nurture their skills and provide them support through their transition from student to full time employment.
We are always considering the future of our business and the direction it will take and believe that apprenticeships can therefore provide an invaluable opportunity for both us and the apprentice. They will learn from the experience of our organisation and existing workforce while providing us with their expertise and innovation for the future.
Recent Case Study
Due to recent expansion with new clients and the requirements for additional engineers, JCW Energy Services was looking to add to their team of apprentices. Our highly regarded engineer Paul Harrison, who sadly passed away suddenly last year, was already on the case. He sold the life style of an engineer to his daughters partner, Freddie Morris who joined us as an Apprentice Engineer in August 2016 and he hasn't looked back.
You can read Freddie's story by clicking here.
A Career with JCW
If you are an aspiring engineer or administrator who are interested in a career in the building services sector then please get in touch with us. We fully support apprenticeships and believe that apprentices we recruit today really will continue to provide a firm foundation for our company in the future. We welcome individuality and enthusiasm and reward with our full support in your career progression.
To read more case studies, please click here.
If you would like to know more about a career with JCW then please get in touch by clicking here.