Top 5
reasons to hire
a trainee

Have you thought about hiring a trainee for your business?

Pre-Apprenticeships unlock the great potential of young people and prepare them for their future careers. They also provide essential work preparation training in Maths and English. As well as the work experience needed for a learner to secure an Apprenticeship or job.

Employers provide valuable work experience placements and interviews as part of the programme which lasts for a total of six months. Three months training at our offices and three months with the employer. At the end, they receive a job interview, if a role becomes available, or a reference and an exit interview.

So, what is in it for the employer?

Pre-Apprenticeships are fully-funded by the government, with trusted employers providing work experience. During this programme, you can sample potential candidates for vacancies at no cost to you.

We offer learners a bursary for travel expenses, allowing them to get to and from training. As the employer, you must comply with the bursary once their work placement begins.

Pre-Apprenticeships are employer-led programmes that meet the needs of your business while also allowing young people to gain on-the-job experience that will help kickstart their careers.

Learners will be with you for 12 weeks and can join any industry, with past trainees experiencing roles within business administration, customer service, warehousing, marketing, and more.

By offering valuable work experience opportunities to unemployed 16 to 18-year-olds within your local community, you will be helping to reduce regional unemployment.

This effort will improve your company image and allow you to attract new customers and consumers looking to work with and buy from socially responsible businesses.

By employing school leavers, you will be tapping into the bright young minds of a new generation, allowing you to gain a fresh perspective and stand out from the crowd.

Recruiting in your community allows you to employ local talent, providing enthusiastic young people the support needed to progress further through an apprenticeship or employment.

Building a learner’s confidence and ability from the ground up will result in a boost of loyalty from a workforce you have helped to cultivate and nurture, resulting in reduced staff turnover.

Employing people within your local community also means they may already know about your business and mission. Progressing learners onto apprenticeships as a sustainable employment opportunity can result in long-term loyal employees.

Now you understand what is to be gained from these training programmes you can start the process of hiring and training individuals who have fresh energy and potential to offer. Pre-Apprenticeships are an exciting option for both the learner and employer. You can employ learners straight out of school who want to gain experience that will help to further their careers. 

It’s also not just traditional industries or large organisations that are choosing the pre-apprenticeship pathway nowadays. Small businesses also find it to be a valuable tool when recruiting and training staff. So, if you have been entertaining the idea of taking on a learner, look no further!

Why Choose Protocol to hire a Trainee?

Since 1996, we have worked with thousands of businesses to provide a quality service that has proven to be vital in business development. Through the addition of trainees, our training has helped several businesses in widely different fields excel. As a result, we have a lot of repeat business from employers because they continue to aim higher and we are with them every step of the way to ensure they do just that.

Our Team

We have a highly motivated, professional team who’ve excellent working relationships, both internally and with our customers and stakeholders. Our dedicated trainers, assessors, and verifiers have many years of experience in their respective fields and provide a professional, supportive, and friendly service. All the team are highly trained and have achieved all the qualifications they teach and assess.

The Benefits of Our Trainee Services

Our expertise enables us to provide focused consultancy which benefits your business in many different ways. Our performance improvement methods involve facilitating and supporting departments, teams, or individuals. The result of which help to develop meaningful action plans which address current gaps and build upon strengths.

So, What Now?

Our highly trained staff are ready and waiting to take your call or receive an email outlining your interest. Use the contact information below or the icons in the footer to contact us via social media. Also, be sure to follow us to receive updates on new and exciting opportunities taking place.

If you are interested in employing a learner for your business, feel free to give us a call on 0121 236 2634, where you can speak directly to a qualified member of staff or email at