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Why Hire an Apprentice

Why Hire an Apprentice

Here are the top 3 reasons to hire an Apprentice:

1. Apprenticeships are tailored to your unique business needs.

There are a wide range of Apprenticeship standards out there, and manufacturing is no exception. We currently offer 4 standards at each level 3, 4, 5 and 6 in Improvement, which are roughly equivalent to Yellow, Green, Black and Master Black Lean Six Sigma belts. For a full list: click here.

2. 90% of apprentices stay on in their place of work after their apprenticeship is finished.

Data shows that an overwhelming number of apprentices stay on in their place of work, meaning huge benefits for employers. You’re gaining a knowledgeable member of the team, meaning you don’t need to look for someone else when the apprenticeship is done. Apprenticeships truly are one of the most cost-effective forms of training.

3. Apprenticeships are a way to upskill current workers.

Apprenticeships aren’t just for the young and new starters. There are no age restrictions on apprenticeship eligibility. Apprentices are being integrated into workforces across the UK, in every sector. Why not discuss whether an apprenticeship could be mutually beneficial with your team?

For more information on Apprenticeships and to register your interest, click here.


Inspiring the people in our business to understand how they can improve and the business can therefore develop, is an important building block in our drive for improving efficiency within our business. Engaging everyone in the business to realise that we can be better and any little improvement drives down to the bottom line. This has been seen both in the way the staff have engaged and enjoyed the experience and the evidence of reduced costs has helped the business to become more efficient. This process never stops but it is the tools that have been developed by LI Europe that has allowed us to deliver this important work at both our potato pack houses.

Fraser Scott, Head of Farming Operations Arable/Potatoes

It must be said that the concept of change management which LI were asked to bring in was a very big ‘ask’. Their work on the floor was very beneficial to change management. LI try to problem solve by using the workforce. This has to be done tactfully. They achieved it. They had the respect of the people on the floor and the management which is a major credit.

Peter Barnett, CFO, KR Castlemaine