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An effective solution to your recruitment challenges and skills gaps

  • Do you have hard to fill vacancies?

  • Have you identified a skills gap or talent shortage within your organisation?

  • Are you facing recruitment challenges in 2023?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then an apprenticeship could be the solution.

For many businesses, standard methods of recruitment are no longer enough to bridge skills gaps and talent shortages. Apprenticeships offer an effective solution to these challenges – giving you access to a wider talent pool.

Apprenticeships can also offer the opportunity to upskill existing employees and build your own in-house talent.

Top reasons to consider an apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are a great way to access the skills your business needs, through recruiting new talent, helping people change careers and upskilling your existing staff.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough have around 4,500 apprenticeships annually and we are keen to increase these numbers by inspiring employers to engage in apprenticeship training, provide more opportunities and to use apprenticeships to upskill existing workers.


The benefits of hiring an apprenticeship

86% of employers said apprenticeships helped them develop skills relevant to their organisation
78% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve productivity
74% of employers said apprenticeships helped them improve the quality of their product or service

A testimonial from Lucy Watling


Quality and Development Manager at YMCA Trinity Group

"We’ve always supported apprentices within YMCA Trinity Group and the levy means we can offer this development opportunity to more members of staff.  

We use apprenticeships for entry level roles and to develop managers further on in their career. Offering staff training and development alongside our Charitable work is great, as we’re helping staff to reach their potential at the same time as we make an impact with the communities we work with.

Growth Works with Skills have helped us secure levy transfer funding when we have used all of our own levy account"


Lucy Watling 

Quality and Development Manager YMCA Trinity Group

How we can help

Whether you are starting to explore apprenticeship options for your business, have specific questions around funding or practical issues, or are ready to recruit, our team is on hand to work with you and guide you through the process.

Our team of Skills and Business Engagement Managers can offer:

  • Support with identifying apprenticeship opportunities
  • Understanding the apprenticeship levy or accessing the levy pool
  • Advertising for an apprentice


Get in touch today

For more information email us and one of the team will get back to you