Skills gaps across UK employers remain a growing concern. As Brexit approaches, and education models change, how exactly can businesses use Apprenticeships to secure the best ‘fit for the future’ skills?
Competition in customer services, and the ability to work with an increasing set of digital tools adds additional pressure to the wish list for employers but Apprenticeships are increasingly providing a solution to the problem.
Let’s explore – what is a skills gap?
In simple terms – a skills gap is the term used to describe a skill set that employers need versus what a candidate can offer. It is thought that the problem lies in schools being slow to acknowledge and address the need for skills in business and digital. Both primary and secondary schools are failing to keep up with the demands a modern working industry requires and the qualifications at GCSE level do not reflect that.
Can an Apprenticeship help?
Apprenticeship Standards are business led qualifications that provide custom learning to an employer needs. There are a range of Standards available across IT and business from Digital Marketer, IT Infrastructure and Customer Services. Developed in partnership with trailblazer employers, these new qualifications include a combination of on and off the job learning and the new deal breaker the end point assessment which adds in a layer of quality assurance.
When offering these skills within their businesses, employers are seeing an increase in digital and business skills, increased productivity, reduced staff turnover and costs. Apprenticeships are not just for young people, employers can use them as a tool to train and develop existing staff resulting in a wide range of positive benefits.
What do you have to lose? Whether you’re a Levy payer or a company looking to bring in the right skills for the future. Talk to Remit Group. We work with a wide range of UK brands on business and IT Apprenticeships that are getting them ahead of the curve with future skills.