Billions unspent | Firms are squandering the opportunity to hire apprentices

Firms are squandering the opportunity to hire apprentices

Businesses have had to endure varied obstacles over the past few years.

A pandemic, supply chain issues and economic strain have all been taxing for founders and executives. For many, the possibility of letting go of valuable team members is high – you only have to look at the news right now to find a story about a big company going through mass layoffs.

In an employee-led market, retention is becoming harder, and attraction is getting trickier. Even though the jobs market is becoming more employer driven, getting and holding on to good employees is an ever-present desire and struggle for businesses right now, which is why it’s so surprising that most firms don’t take advantage of the Government funded apprenticeship levy.

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