The business is growing and you’ve created extensive plans to expand into new markets, products, services or regions. While the recent pandemic had a hit on your bottom line, you’re ramping up efforts to get back into the flow and drive growth for your business. According to a study by Insider, 23% of small businesses fail because they don’t have the right team or manpower to get the work done. With a tight budget and limited resources, making the decision to hire can often be daunting as it is a long term commitment. It is imperative that your company is equipped to meet deadlines, effectively complete work and be flexible to grow without adding a large amount of fixed cost. As an alternative, Apprenticeships and Internships may be the way to go forward.
What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is a combination of virtual learning and on-the-job training under the mentorship of successful industry professionals. It is an effort to experience hands-on practical learning and apply the skills to real projects with companies who are looking for an extra pair of hands. A research project by the Learning and Skills Council has shown that 81% of businesses have reported an increase in productivity from having worked with an apprentice. As young students or recent graduates, apprentices are driven to excel with a thirst for knowledge which would make them an excellent addition to any company.
The most valuable feature of working with an apprentice is that it enhances your ability to focus on the most important aspects of your business. There is utmost flexibility, consistency and ease in setting up projects and collaborating with apprentices. Based on your weekly or monthly needs, you can work with apprentices based on your requirements based on your demand and budget.
According to a study by Insider, 23% of small businesses fail because they don’t have the right team or manpower to get the work done.
Qureos apprentices go through extensive practical based training bootcamps where they learn in-demand skills and apply them to simulated real projects. We only accept the top 5-10% from every bootcamp to ensure high quality of work and are constantly helping them grow as apprentices. Through advanced webinars and learning paths, we help them develop the skills that they have acquired. We have verified apprentices who can work on a number of projects from sales & marketing, graphic design, content writing & translation to data science with many more categories being added every week.
Top Reasons why your business might need an apprentice:
#1 – You need help with tasks that you are willing to outsource – Every business owner has way too many tasks on hand than they can handle, whether it is creating blog posts every week to rolling out a lead generation process or analysing data dumps. If you can provide a detailed description of your requirements along with any preferences, an apprentice will easily be able to take on these tasks. Investing a lot of time and effort into low yield tasks would require shifting the focus from other beneficial initiatives. According to Entrepreneur’s Organization, outsourcing repetitive tasks is the ultimate growth hack as it frees up time for you to focus on more important details.
#2 – You feel stuck and need new ideas – If you have gone around the block with a certain way of completing work and have hit a roadblock, you may need a new pair of eyes to look at problems. A study by Adobe has shown that Gen Z are 63% more creative than any other generation before them. Apprentices always bring fresh new ideas to the table and are not limited by the traditional approach followed by older generations. They can help brainstorm and redefine different aspects of your business from digital marketing trends to social media management.
As young students or recent graduates, apprentices are driven to excel with a thirst for knowledge which would make them an excellent addition to any company.
#3 – You are looking for consistent quality of work – When hiring someone, you may need to spend a considerable amount of time training and developing the talent. When you work with Qureos, you receive access to a pool of highly qualified and verified apprentices who are ready to get started with minimal supervision. Through the mentorship program, our apprentices always have a senior professional looking at their progress and will monitor the quality of work produced to ensure consistency every single time.
#4 – You have a limited budget with a large quantity of tasks – While freelancers can be expensive and the process of identifying the right fit can be time consuming, Qureos can help find the right apprentices who can work within your budget. Based on the number of hours or work required, We allow our corporate partners to fairly price their projects and ensure that it is beneficial to both parties.
#5 – You want to tap into technology & new platforms – Working with new platforms to expand your reach can be difficult for entrepreneurs. Our community of Millenial and Gen-Z apprentices know how to tap into the power of technology and social like the back of their hand. As digital natives, they have in-depth knowledge of rising digital trends and are constantly learning about new changes through our mentorship programs. You could collaborate with our apprentices to learn how to create a competitive advantage for your business by working with new technology.
As digital natives, Apprentices have in-depth knowledge of rising digital trends and are constantly learning about new changes through our mentorship programs and cohorts.
#6 – You want to impact the next generation and give back – The results from a study by Nace has shown that four-fifths of apprentices were positively impacted by working with a real company. They have stated that their professionalism and work ethic had improved significantly from taking part in work programs. This could be an opportunity to impact the next generation of talent by giving them a platform to learn and build their portfolio. Mentorship and hands on experience is an integral part of transitioning into the workplace.
#7 – You are looking to hire but need a trial period – Hiring an employee requires a lot of commitment from the employer’s side, from recruitment procedures to completing an onboarding process. While you currently need help, you may also want to test before choosing to hire for a full time position. All the apprentices on the Qureos platform have detailed profiles with their past accomplishments and a record of their success. We are always excited to see our apprentices get placed through the platform and this comes at no extra cost for you as a business owner.
#8 – You need subject matter experts – As a business owner or decision maker, you may not have the expertise to handle different departments. While most go with an external agency, our apprentices are equipped to set strategy, create roll out plans and effectively implement ideas. You could retain control and work with a range of apprentices to create a sales, marketing or technology department through the Qureos platform.
How do you get started?
We are re-defining the way work is completed by making it faster and simpler to collaborate with apprentices and young professionals from all over the world. You could simply sign up on the Qureos platform as a business and post your first project to get started. If you would like to learn more about Qureos or connect with a member of our team, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.