Could an apprentice benefit your business in 2013?

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Are you hiring?

If your business is looking to recruit in 2013, perhaps you should diverge from the conventional route and consider hiring an apprentice. If you are looking for new talent, hiring through a recruitment agency can be expensive, as they often charge 20% commission just for emailing you a CV. The candidates the agency put forward will most likely be knowledgeable, although perhaps set in their ways and expecting a large salary.

Hiring an apprentice could be the answer, as it gives you, as the employer, a chance to harness new talent by moulding a young person into your company at a fairly low cost. Apprentices tend to be eager and willing to learn, which could boost the morale within your company. In addition, your business is taking steps to tackle the issue of youth unemployment.

Rupert Squires, Operations Director at Perspicuity, has benefited from this pathway. He said of his Microsoft award-winning software development apprentice: “One of the reasons that we justified the second apprentice was the speed with which the first apprentice was useful to the business, and we could start covering the costs of employing and training them.”