It's no secret apprenticeships improve the bottom line for companies; they deliver real returns by improving productivity, whilst developing and motivating employees.
Acorn, one of the UK's leading multi-specialist recruitment and training companies, leads by example when it comes to work-based training such as apprenticeships. They recruit a number of apprentices within the business throughout the UK, and are incredibly passionate about the benefits of upskilling existing staff.
A fantastic example of how successful and transferrable work-based learning can be to both an individual and a business is Natalie Niering who first joined Acorn as an Apprentice Administrator.
21-year-old Natalie from Cardiff, South Wales studied Art, Design and Fashion before deciding she wanted to change paths and pursue a career in finance and administration, joining Acorn in August 2014.