Upskilling staff

The Ladder for Staffordshire has a clear message for employers: An apprentice does not have to be a new employee.

In fact, around half of employers offering apprenticeships (52%) do so to existing employees as a way to upskill staff.

Upskilling Staff

Why should I offer apprenticeships to existing staff?


Develop employees’ skills and knowledge

Placing employees onto apprenticeships allows them to access training that develops skills and knowledge relevant to their role. For an employer, this means a workforce with increased capability and efficiency.

Employees gain a qualification

For an employee, an apprenticeship means they are better equipped to thrive in their role. It also means that upon completing their apprenticeship, they can receive a nationally recognised qualification and potentially pursue a higher-level apprenticeship within your business.

Utilise the apprenticeship levy

You can utilise the apprenticeship levy to train existing employees that are enrolled on an apprenticeship programme. The apprenticeship levy is a tax on employers that aims to increase the number of apprenticeships and fund training in companies across the UK.  To learn more about the apprenticeship levy, click here.

Contact us if you are interested in upskilling existing staff.

Ladder for Staffordshire

Ridings Park, Ridings House, Eastern Way, Cannock WS11 7FH

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