With job vacancies at a record high, it’s becoming harder and harder to find the right candidates for the vacant roles within your team. If you’re having little luck with your recruitment process, why not take the time to consider reskilling existing staff into these roles?
You could have many suitable candidates right under your nose, so it’s definitely worth exploring this option. It’s important to consider the existing skills and knowledge that your various employees have and whether these would lend themselves to the job you’d like to retrain them to do. You should also think about whether the roles they’re currently in would need to be back-filled or whether there is scope to make those roles redundant.
Perhaps the pandemic has impacted your business in such a way that some roles have had to change to conform to this new working world we find ourselves in. If so, this could be the ideal opportunity to streamline some parts of your business and move staff into areas that are lacking in manpower.
Why reskill your staff?
It’s the perfect way to redistribute your staff if you find that some areas of the business are quieter post-Covid, whilst other areas are suffering from skills gaps. This could be because staff have left and it’s been tricky to fill positions, or perhaps cuts were made during the height of the pandemic but now that businesses are recovering, the pinch of fewer staff is being felt.
Reskilling staff will boost morale; if employees feel wanted and valued they’re more likely to be loyal and to work hard to do their very best for you and the company.
It’s a very cost-effective way of gaining new skills within the business. Rather than employing a new member of staff you will simply be utilising an existing employee and making use of their time where you need it most.
As you’ll be retraining an existing member of staff, there’s the added advantage that they’ll already know the business, how it works and what the company objectives and values are. They’ll have background knowledge about the company and its products/services and be able to draw and build upon that in their new role.
If you opt to go for an apprenticeship, 95-100% of the training costs will be Government funded (depending on the size of the company and the age of the apprentice).This is thanks to the Apprenticeship Levy (and Co-funded models for smaller businesses), which was introduced in 2017 to create national funding for apprenticeships and to enable businesses of all sizes to implement their own apprenticeship programmes.
What training options can PETA offer you?
Bespoke training packages
We offer a bespoke training service that allows us to design a training programme that is personalised to your requirements and those undertaking the training. Programmes will focus on your subject of choice and can range from a one-day course to longer term training, incorporating industry-recognised qualifications or accreditations if that’s what you’re after.
Company sponsored training
With company-sponsored training, PETA will contextualise an existing training course to reflect your company policies, values, business goals and the wider industry. This form of training is commonly used when delegates will benefit from understanding real-world examples, tailored to their own business processes.
These courses can be held at your facility or at a PETA training centre. Training times can be adjusted and we can also tweak the start and finish times to fit into your business cycle (including evenings and weekends), so the training becomes highly personalised and achieves the results you need.
Apprenticeships are a great way to reskill staff as they offer longer terrn, on the job training that will enable your employee to learn whilst also doing the job at the same time.Upon completion they’ll be fully trained to continue in the role independently and they’ll also have gained some valuable qualifications along the way.
At PETA our apprenticeship programmes can be tailored to suit your business and requirements, incorporating the elements that you wish to include. We can advise you on the most appropriate routes and work together to come up with a programme that you’re happy with. We offer apprenticeships in a range of areas including customer services, marketing, business, management, IT and engineering.
We offer a suite of scheduled corporate courses in a range of subject areas including management and leadership, customer service and sales, HR, IT, health and safety, lift truck and engineering. These range from half and one-day short courses to training spanning a number of weeks. These are usually undertaken at one of our Hampshire training centres, although some courses are offered virtually too.
Partner with PETA…
We’re well-known in the south of England, with over 50 years’ experience in training delivery and a reputation for excellence.
Our purpose-built training centre boasts excellent facilities, lending itself to a range of training scenarios.
Our team of lecturers, tutors and coaches are second-to-none. They’re experienced, knowledgeable and keen to support apprentices and delegates throughout their learning journey to ensure they achieve the outcomes they’re aiming for.
We work closely with awarding bodies to ensure our training is as effective as it can possibly be.
We work hand in hand with industry-leading employers, providing great career opportunities for apprentices.
We hold many accreditations including NEBOSH Gold Partner Status for Delivery, IOSH Approved Training Provider, BCS Accredited Training Partner, EAL Recognised Partner, Qualsafe Awards Registered Centre, NPORS Accredited Training Provider and many more.
Find out more about our apprenticeship programmes, corporate courses and the other training options we offer. Please get in touch if you’d like to discuss your training needs in more detail with our friendly and knowledgeable team.
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