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How to get the most out of apprenticeships – guide for employers

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June 26, 2020 | SMC Admin


Apprenticeships are not only a useful way for individuals from less advantaged backgrounds to show their true potential, they are also a golden opportunity for you, as an employer, to nurture talent that is tailored to the needs of your business.

Research shows that 43% of businesses with more a diverse workforce have higher profits – and apprenticeships are the cornerstone to reaching that talent early.​

 

Following yesterday’s blog – why hiring diverse talent is smart business – looking at the resources made available to you by the Social Mobility Commission, we have published new guidance, which highlights the four key questions you should ask to ensure you are tapping into a diverse talent pool:

  1. Are you recruiting for diversity of socio-economic backgrounds?
  2. Are you supporting your apprentices?
  3. Are you maximising your investment in apprenticeships?
  4. How are you supporting your community and your supply chain?

The guidance delves into these questions in more detail and will give you practical and cost-effective ideas on how to make your apprenticeship programme shine.

Please also look out for the recording of our employers’ webinar, which took place yesterday, and will shortly be published in the News & Events section.

Read the guidance here

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We were delighted to contribute to this article from d&i Leaders (Diversity and Inclusion Leaders), looking at why it’s important for social mobility that people don’t just ‘get in’ to organisations, but are also supported to ‘get on’ and progress in their careers.

Senior leaders from different socio-economic backgrounds have so much to offer organisations, and it’s great to see more and more people recognising the impact that diverse leadership can have.

Not sure where to start? Check out our toolkits for actionable steps to create an organisation where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background. https://lnkd.in/dFWDx3M

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