Hiring an apprentice is a productive and forward-looking way for a business to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Apprentice schemes are gaining traction across the UK, providing organisations with some key business benefits including:

  • Increased employee satisfaction

  • Reduced staff turnover

  • Reduced recruitment costs

Employers who have an established apprenticeship programme have seen productivity in their workplace improve by 76%, with 75% reporting that apprenticeships have improved the quality of their product or service.

Sue has over 10 years’ experience of championing and managing apprenticeship schemes and working in partnership with training providers to ensure the programme is aligned to the needs of the business.

Sue is able to offer bespoke consultancy and programme management for apprenticeship schemes, including:

  • Auditing apprentice opportunities within your business, for example, to support expansion or to address skills shortage

  • Providing business advice on employer responsibilities and legislation covering all aspects of apprentice schemes

  • Utilising available funding, for example, the Apprenticeship Levy

  • Setting up and supporting apprenticeship schemes, including defining and co-ordinating off-the-job training, mentoring and on-the-job training and support

Apprenticeship Schemes

learning & development

It is crucial we build agile organisations and central to agility is learning.
— Peter Cheese, Chief Executive, CIPD

Learning and development are essential elements of any successful organisation. Investing in L & D helps organisations to manage change better, increase morale, attract and retain staff and improve the company’s competitive edge.

Sue’s breadth of experience spans identifying the skill gaps within the business and the impact of these in the short, mid and long term. With this knowledge she creates workable training strategies to support the current and future needs of the business.

This extensive L & D experience is reflected in the range of services Sue is able to offer in this area, including:

  • Training needs analysis to identify where the gaps are, including identifying leadership and business critical positions for the future

  • Compiling/reviewing positional and individual development and succession plans aligned to business aims and strategy

  • Development and/or management of mandatory training plans to ensure compliance with industry legislation

  • Design and implementation of training programmes and courses aligned to the needs of the business and individuals

  • Co-ordination of an organisation’s L&D strategy and plan, utilising internal and external training providers as appropriate


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