The route to Apprenticeship success for SMEs

Most employers are now aware of the significant business benefits apprentices can deliver – increased productivity, improved competitiveness, helping to build a flexible, motivated, loyal workforce and securing the future talent pipeline – but some, particularly SMEs, are put off by the perceived level of hassle. While it's true that deciphering funding eligibility and getting to grips with the skills landscape can be challenging, Semta Apprenticeship Service removes this burden, making it easy for SMEs to invest in an apprentice and reap the associated rewards. We have talented applicants ready and willing to join your team and start making a valuable contribution to your business.

In order to guide you through the process, we've come up with our '6 steps to Apprenticeship Success for SMEs' ...

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Our position within the sector means we are uniquely placed to:

  • identify sector skills needs through our world-class research capabilities
  • influence the policy landscape in a way that benefits employers of all sizes
  • understand complex business needs and tailor programmes accordingly
  • act as an extension of your business team, taking the hassle out of employing an apprentice.


One of Semta's expert team of Apprenticeship Advisers can come and visit your business, or simply talk over the phone to assess how we can support and advise you.

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