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Introducing an apprenticeship programme to your organisation is a major decision. There are various useful resources that can help you to think this through.
Building the business case
Before you invest in apprenticeships you will have to convince stakeholders across your organisation that there is a strong business case for implementing apprenticeships. The following resources might be helpful to you if you are doing this.
Tristram Hooley, Chief Research Officer of the Institute of Student Employers, discusses the benefits of apprenticeships for employers.
Choosing the right standards
Apprenticeships are all based on agreed standards developed by groups of employers (trailblazers). A key part of employing an apprentice is choosing what standard you want them to train in.
Developing new standards
If you feel that the current list of apprenticeship standards (or those being developed) does not cover what you need you may decide to form a trailblazer group and develop a new standard. You should probably speak to the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education before you move in this direction. They provide a range of resources that might be helpful to you including the following.