If you’ve ever thought about hiring an apprentice, now is the perfect time!

At iSales Academy, we have seen a big increase in demand from school and college leavers who are proactively looking for apprenticeship programmes. These candidates are highly motivated, ambitious, and ready to progress a career, especially in Sales or technical support roles.

They are looking for the best businesses, where they can develop and grow their careers. At the same time, many businesses around the UK report that shortages of skilled staff are holding them back. With apprenticeships, you can create a sustainable pipeline of talent, specifically trained to perform in your business. Taking on an apprentice is a great way to grow your skills pool, and there is significant government funding available to support you on this journey.

Taking on an apprentice is easier than you think – at iSales we make it easy for you, and we provide clear advice and guidance at every step. We also provide a free recruitment service for new clients.

Contact me about apprenticeships for your business:

Great news on industry placements

The Government has announced action and funding to make it easier for businesses to get involved. In response to industry feedback, there is a new £7m support fund pilot, additional guidance and more flexible models for running placements. With the first T Levels starting in selected colleges, schools & training providers in 18 months, more businesses need to start working with providers to offer placements now. Industry placements also benefit businesses by helping them spot and nurture talent sooner, and encourage young people to bring their fresh skills and ideas to employers. See what other businesses are saying and find out more here: https://lnkd.in/ecMz5m2

I am the Chair of the HR T-level panel, and I have worked with the government to develop new apprenticeship programmes. Contact me about apprenticeships for your business:

New Unified Communications Apprenticeship Programme

This new training programme is suitable for new hire apprentices as well as existing staff working in a service desk or field environment. It will provide the learner with excellent customer handling skills as well at the required expert technical knowledge, skills and underpinning behaviours.

iSales have extensive industry experience, our management team played a key lead role in the design and delivery of the first Unified Communications apprenticeship programme. We can help you to find new staff with great potential and provide the specific training that your business needs, offering a clear ROI.

If you are thinking about hiring an apprentice or upskilling existing staff, speak to iSales to ensure you are making the most of your levy and or available government funding.

Contact: info@isalesacademy.co.uk

Skillmakers for Business Advice Services & Support in Hertfordshire

As a founding associate of Skillmakers, I would encourage all Hertfordshire based employers to take a look at the fantastic support available.

This is a free service that will help employers looking for new talent, relevant skills training or if they are seeking to get more involved in the local community.

Skillmaker events are a great way to expand your network, collaborate on skills and CSR.