Apprenticeships ‘have regained popularity’, says Recruitment Society | Chartered Management Institute
Apprenticeships ‘have regained popularity’, according to the Recruitment Society’s Steve Huxham.
The body’s chairman also suggested that employees might ultimately both get more done and experience greater contentment when the system was used, at least historically.
He said that there were “a whole host of reasons” for the suggested renaissance of apprenticeships.
Mr Huxham seemed to suggest that the initiatives gave – or at least had given – those at the beginnings of career development a chance to gain a variety of experiences and therefore find their feet.
Such employees could “spend a couple of months in this department, a couple of months in that, and end up settling on where they think their future is best set”, he said.
“If you look at a traditional apprenticeship going back a few years people do have this thing where people become visible to organisations,” he added.
“There is [currently] a lot more talk about entry route into the jobs market via apprenticeships,” he also said.
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) recently gave Apprentices a 5p rise in minimum pay.
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