Why offer apprenticeships?
Apprenticeships provide skilled workers for the future. It training helps employees to improve their skills, which will benefit the company in the long term.
Employees who have been trained in-house tend to be highly motivated, committed to the company and supportive of its business objectives.
An apprenticeship encourages employees to think of their job as a career and to stay with the company for longer, which reduces recruitment costs. Offering an apprenticeship to an existing member of staff shows that you see them as an integral part of the workforce and are happy to invest in their future.
Having apprentices that our senior staff can delegate tasks to frees up their time to work on highly skilled or challenging assignments that require our most experienced team members. This also gives the apprentice plenty of work to help develop their skills and build up to taking on more responsibilities.
This makes our business more productive and means our chief engineers are spending more of their time designing solutions for our clients than admin
As apprentices come from a range of backgrounds their fresh ideas/insights and eagerness to learn help us innovate and keep existing staff motivated.
WHAT DO OUR CURRENT APPRENTICES HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE?
“I have enjoyed every minute and absolutely love it here at RAAM. Being young and coming straight from school RAAM has been like a second home. Everyone is very supportive and helpful and I have become part of the team. RAAM has given me many transferable life skills, skills that simply cannot be taught from a textbook. My apprenticeship and placement at here, together with my college course is well structured and has provided me with all the practical and academic experience needed to kickstart my career in Electrics. I cannot wait to see what my future with RAAM holds.”– Courtney