Are apprentices an asset to business?

October 17th, 2019

At the Solent Apprenticeship Hub, we strongly believe that apprentices are an asset to business. However, our advisers meet with a number of business owners who believe that taking on an apprentice or training their current staff through apprenticeship programmes will not be particularly beneficial to them for reasons such as: lack of return on … Continued

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Should I encourage apprenticeships? Advice to parents on apprenticeships

September 9th, 2019

There is no doubt that there has been a stigma surrounding apprenticeships for a long time, with many claiming that apprenticeships are for “under-achievers,” or an alternative for those who cannot afford to study at university, and there seems to be little advice to parents on apprenticeships. However, apprenticeships have become an equally great opportunity … Continued

The Stigmas Surrounding Apprenticeships

September 9th, 2019

Tackling the misconceptions and often stigmas surrounding apprenticeships is a high priority for the Solent Apprenticeship Hub team, as we are faced with a number of the same questions regularly or come across others at events who will ask us questions such as: ‘Aren’t apprenticeships for more vocational industries?’ or ‘I was told I am … Continued

Why you should consider an apprenticeship as your next step

September 9th, 2019

So you have just completed your GCSE’s… Or your A-Levels… Or your BTEC… Or degree… Or you are at any stage in your life where you feel like you want a change in direction or career? I’m sure that you have considered a lot of different options depending on what level you are at and … Continued