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Apprentices Can Help SMEs

In today’s turbulent economic climate, many employers consider the skills shortage and recruitment difficulties a bigger challenge than soaring oil prices or declining consumer spending. And for SMEs with limited resources, finding the right staff can be especially challenging. Thankfully, an increasing number of organisations are recognising that apprenticeships offer a cost effective route to securing highly motivated and ambitious staff who can be trained on the job. Some would even argue that fully trained apprentices can be more effective than new graduates who sometimes lack the skills for a specific job role. With case study evidence, Rachael Fidler, Managing Director of HTP Training explains why apprenticeship programmes are a win-win for SMEs. She explains how a well-designe... »