The net benefits to employers’ investments in apprenticeships : case study evidence from the UK
Hasluck, Chris, 1947- and Hogarth, Terence. (2010) The net benefits to employers’ investments in apprenticeships : case study evidence from the UK. The Canadian Apprenticeship Journal, Vol.2 . ISSN 1920-7654
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In a flexible labour market where people can move relatively easily between jobs and employers, there can be disincentives to train. Employers will be reluctant to train if they are, other things being equal, unsure about the extent to which they will be able to recoup their training costs. In the UK, public policy is committed to increasing the number of people completing apprenticeships in recognition of the benefits this form of training confers on both employers and individual apprentices. Considerable efforts are being made by the public agencies responsible for apprenticeships to persuade employers to participate in this form of training by persuading them of the benefits of doing so. Based on a limited number of employer case studies, this paper outlines the net costs borne by employers in training apprentices and the period over which these costs are recouped by the employer. It demonstrates that employers are able to recoup their costs over one to two years in many instances.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Employment Research|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Apprenticeship programs -- Economic aspects, Apprenticeship programs -- Great Britain -- Case studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||The Canadian Apprenticeship Journal|
|Publisher:||Canadian Apprenticeship Forum|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
Apprenticeship Task Force. Apprenticeship Task Force Final Report: The Business Case for Apprenticeships. London: 2005.
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