Christian Nellemann, founder of XLN, writes: "I think apprenticeships are great investment, woefully under utilised. 89% of businesses who hire an apprentice find they benefit the business in some way, and yet 77% of all businesses don’t understand the laws and procedures involved. That means there’s thousands of businesses with a lot to gain, who simply don’t know it."
According to the founder and CEO at XLN, Christian Nellemann, the government isn’t publicising apprenticeships enough. He called for greater awareness of the benefits apprentices can have for the UK’s smaller employers. “The cost of hiring one full-time employee is often greater than the annual profit of a typical British small business. But how do you grow if you can’t afford to hire anyone? It’s a concept that’s as old as any business idea,” added Nellemann.