Apprenticeships are a time-tested approach to training and developing a skilled workforce. Did you know it’s common misconception that apprentices need to be young people? Apprenticeships are open to all ages.


of businesses with apprentices reported higher staff retention rates than those without.


of employers rely on apprentices to become skilled workers in the future.


of Ongo Recruitment apprentices are retained by our employers and go onto building a career at the company.

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Apprentices can help your business in a number of ways. We asked some of our current clients and these are their favourite benefits:

  • Build a pipeline of skilled workers
  • Gain workers with customised skills
  • Boost retention
  • Positive return on investment
  • Corporate social responsibility

Here are some examples of the key benefits for hiring an apprentice, click on the benefit to find out more:

Apprenticeships are an effective strategy for helping them meet their demand for skilled labour

Through apprenticeships, businesses have the opportunity to train workers to meet their specific standards

Apprenticeships are unique in that they offer the best of both worlds — they allow organisations to choose and nurture the skills they need while providing employees with the training to succeed in their roles.

The skills gap in the UK is a serious concern with university graduates failing to secure the jobs they studied for. With this in mind, there only seems to be one alternative; Apprenticeships. Apprenticeships enable people of all ages to work full time while studying and securing a qualification in their specialist field. This approach directly addresses the skills gap, taking immediate affect as more people gain employment.

Hiring an apprentice through an apprenticeship agency can be a cost-effective way to increase the number of employees in your business, allowing you to boost productivity without a huge jump in costs

When you hire an apprentice through us, we will help identify all additional grants and funding that you may be applicable for for apprenticeships in Scunthorpe and the surrounding area

Apprenticeships are an effective way for businesses to develop the skills and talent they need to thrive in today’s competitive environment. By providing on-the-job training and mentoring, apprenticeships allow businesses to develop a motivated workforce with skills for life

Apprentices will develop their skills within your organisation while also working towards a valuable qualification. Knowing the importance that you place on staff development will help to keep them motivated and committed to the long-term success of your organisation.

87% of our apprentices, who complete their course, are offered a role. This is due to the bespoke support package we offer. Our dedicated apprenticeship agency support coach is with the apprentice every step of the way, ensuring that they stay on track and gain their qualification.

If finding an apprentice is something you are interested in, we will make the process as easy as possible for you. Our service includes:

  • Advertisement of the position and vetting candidates so you only see suitable options
  • Liaising with the education provider and completing all paperwork to ensure a smooth enrolment process
  • Our payroll team are available to take responsibility for the apprentice’s wages

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If you would like to find out more. Just let us know your details and our Apprenticeship Coordinator will be in touch.

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