According to the 2017 Apprenticeship Evaluation Survey, 67% of employers say that employing apprentices improved staff retention as well as their image in the sector.
Additionally, the same report showed that 86% of employers said that apprentices helped to develop relevant skills for the organisation and to fill the skills gap.
Becoming an apprentice is by no means easy and the need to balance work and study can be tough, especially if there are added pressures in their personal lives.
The Apprentice Support Programme (ASP) is designed to help young people deal with some of the key challenges that affect them as they work towards their apprenticeship.
It offers young talent a wide range of support services, including financial and counselling support, career development and transition assistance, an apprentice bursary scheme, electrical engineering scholarships, as well as practical support.
Early intervention and a solid support network can have a huge impact on young individuals who are struggling to reach their goals and prosper due to obstacles standing in their way.
So, why not show support for young talent in the electrical sector and give them the opportunity to build a successful career and prosperous future for themselves.
The Apprentice Support Programme (ASP) is part of the Charity’s Employee Assistance Programme and solely funded by powerLottery.
You can become a partner of the Apprentice Support Programme today or sign up to powerLottery for as little as £1 per month. All you need to do to take part is to download the EIC powerLottery app and tap the app to play.
For further information, visit: www.electricalcharity.org.