Manchester employers to swap apprentices for a day

Training provider Kaplan has teamed up with its clients to provide employers in Manchester a free member of staff for a day.

Kaplan’s clients include RSM Tenon, and a number of SME businesses across the region. In order to demonstrate how good apprentices can be, clients will loan their apprentice to another business for a day.  The opportunity applies to any sized business across any sector.

Kaplan training centre manager for Manchester, Gill Daly, says: “Employer research shows that businesses that embrace Apprenticeships believe that their apprentices make their organisation more productive, more competitive, and provide the skilled workers they need for the future.

“Yet, we also know from our clients that many business owners and managers have concerns about employing a young person – often because of persistent stereotypes that don’t stand up to scrutiny. By allowing one of the bright, motivated and enthusiastic Kaplan Apprentices to spend time with another employer, we hope to showcase these benefits first hand, thanks to our employers’ support.”