Hiring an apprentice allows employers to ‘recruit someone you can mould’

The relatively young age of apprentices means that employers are able to train them up to the standards they desire. Clive Thompson, Financial Planner at Serenity Financial Planning, Lincoln, shares his positive experience of hiring an apprentice:

Bringing in an apprentice was more of a challenge than I thought it would be. I overestimated the skill level of school leavers and their IT skills.

“However, it was worthwhile. You get to recruit someone you can mould. Granted they do not have the experience of an older employee and you don’t have the same instant results, but if you train them up to your standards, you can help them to evolve, and you can get some very keen employees.”