Little Known Facts About Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships are not what they used to be
  • They are no longer just for low wage earners wanting to learn a trade. An apprentice can be of any age, background or career level
  • New and existing staff can join your apprenticeship programme
  • The Apprenticeship Levy that came into place in April 2017 means if your annual wage bill is >£3M your business will already have a levy pot that you can claim from
  • There is government funding available for the majority of businesses to take advantage of
  • Having an apprentice does not have to mean long spells away from the pharmacy. The majority of their learning will be on the job
  • If you do not yet fully understand the benefits of having an apprentice, you are not alone

Help Your Business

  • On average an apprentice boosts productivity by £244 per week*
  • Pharmacy apprenticeship standards are developed by pharmacy employers
  • Having an apprentice can help to meet the changing needs of your business
  • Apprentices become highly skilled even before they finish their training
  • You can train your apprentice in a specific way to suit your pharmacy
  • Having an apprentice can reinforce a culture of learning in the workplace
  • Offering an apprenticeship can help you to recruit and strengthen your pharmacy team
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Help Others

As a pharmacy owner you can show your commitment to the local community by helping others to develop their skills and progress their career.

  • 97% of apprentices said their ability to perform their role had improved**
  • 92% of apprentices said their career prospects had expanded**
  • Employing a 16-18 year old apprentice comes with financial incentives

Having an Apprentice Can

  • Improve productivity
  • Reduce your costs
  • Improve customer perception of your pharmacy
  • Reinforce a culture of learning within the workplace

* Department of Business, Innovation and Skills 2016
** Education and Skills Funding Agency February 2017
**** The Chartered Management Institute (CIM) March 2018


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