Why Learning and Development is Key

Sysco believe that building the knowledge and skills of the country’s workforce is key to sustaining long term viable business. We aim to enable individuals to maximise their employability opportunities or workplace capabilities through the provision of outstanding quality training, and by so doing, increase the profitability and competitiveness of our client companies.

Most employers we work with embrace this view however, in difficult financial times, learning and development is often one of the first budgets to be cut. Although this action may be of short-term benefit, it can have long term negative consequences for a business.

A recent LinkedIn Workplace Learning report highlighted the fact that 94% of employees said that if their company invested in their career development, they would stay at the company longer. There is also lots of evidence that tells us that when employees receive training they are more engaged, loyal and much more valuable to their employer.

Therefore, it’s good that recent workplace surveys have found that employers are expecting to invest more in training. This is backed up by the predicted growth of the worldwide training industry of 6% over the next 5 years, going from $64.6 billion in 2018 to $91.7 billion in 2024.

Training is changing as the workplace changes and people require different skills – this is where Apprenticeship Standards come in.

One of the biggest challenges for employers is identifying what skills they are going to require for changing job roles, job roles that are likely to keep evolving the world of work changes. Apprenticeship Standards have been developed by employer groups and as a result, organisations engaging with the apprenticeship programme can train staff with skills that are relevant to their workplace and the changing demands of their roles.

Making time for learning is one of the biggest challenges that employer’s face and the 20% off the job rule stipulated by the government can seem like a large obstacle for employers when considering apprenticeship training. Using our experience, Sysco has become adept at working with Learning and Development teams to minimise the impact this rule has on an apprentice’s job role.

By planning and delivering training in conjunction with employers, Sysco’s training is designed to help our clients’ businesses meet their strategic goals and targets for growth at the same time as minimising the day to day impact on the apprentices time.

Sysco help our clients invest in training that encourages staff retention and upskills the workforce, enabling them to take your business into the future and meet growth plans. We ensure that the training programmes we deliver:

  • Are aligned with business objectives;
  • Are effective in achieving employee and business objectives;
  • Are accessible and as engaging as possible, ensuring staff have the best chance to complete it. We offer:
    • online portfolio platforms;
    •  a wide variety of interactive activities;
  • Identify knowledge gaps throughout and measures progress at the end of the course;
  • Record and evidence all training.

Well trained employees will prosper and grow as will their employer’s business. For example, Wirral Council have implemented apprenticeship training that has reduced staff turnover and improved effectiveness, helping them to develop a talent pipeline for the future.

Maintaining staff and helping them fulfil their potential is the perfect recipe for growth. Use the ‘Contact Us’ button to get in touch today and discuss how an apprenticeship programme can benefit your business.