We don't just help young people be more employable, we help them into employment.
The corporate supporters who take on our apprentices are a central part of our work, and satisfaction with their new employees is a fundamental part of how we measure success.
87% of responding employers had not taken on a school leaver or apprentice for junior accounting roles before working with LTSB - and it has changed the way they think about recruitment.
"Our involvement with LTSB has actively encouraged the wider corporate to consider alternatives to recuiting graduates." Gil Oglesby, Global Head of Finance Operations, ICAP (Nex Plc).
93% of responding employers intend to participate in the programme again. 7% don't intend to - but only because they've retained their apprentice, and no further positions are available!
89% of employers believe that their apprentice has positively contributed to the working environment.
Existing staff are improved by the experience of working with our apprentices:
Employers report our apprentices are at least as capable or positive as candidates from other sources:
47% of respondents give positively impacting the life of a young person as the most important factor in their decision to hire an LTSB apprentice, but over a fifth say it's a business decision - it's about the contribution to the bottom line.
We asked our employers what they would tell prospective employers:
"You cannot fail to be impressed by the desire of these young people to succeed." Robert Fisher, Director, Crowe Clark Whitehill.
"The quality of candidates is excellent and the process makes it very straightforward to hire apprentices successfully, saving a lot of time." Susana Lee-Lerwill, Recruitment Manager, BKL LLP.
"Think about return on investment and creating a pipeline of talent. The biggest benefit is taht someone has done all the hard work for you in finding, training and preparing the young person for work." Lyn Rutherford, HR Director, Carpetright.
"Take a chance - they are good, reliable and eager to learn." Steve Umpleby, CFO, Tradition UK.
"Just do it, you will not regret it." Steve Darrington, CFO, Phoenix Equity Partners.
* Sample size: 34% of our employers responded, representing 64% of all apprenticeship placements (2012 - 2016).
TRANSFORM A LIFE - EMPLOY AN LTSB APPRENTICE
LTSB Employers Include:
If you would like to join our outstanding group of employers please contact Debs Barlow, LTSB Employment Director.