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Benefits of Apprenticeships for SMEs in Spain

Updated: Jul 20, 2018

The province of Cordoba is seeing great returns on its involvement in SME GAP. Having identified with the partner organisations the benefits to an SME of hiring an apprentice, an audience of almost 100 came together to hear about the benefits for Small & Medium sized businesses and what returns they could expect. Basing the discussion around a Cost Benefit Analysis for SMEs in Spain, the panel debate enabled a productive discussion around the business case for hiring an apprentice. The identification of the CBA was a direct result of participation in the Peer Review in Austria and has enabled IPRODECO to have confidence in their approach with SMEs in Spain. Business to business discussions highlighted the practical experience of the SMEs involved, further strengthening the message. The commitment to the progression of the apprenticeship agenda in Cordoba is guaranteed and this format of engagement will be continued across the stakeholder network now established. Around 90% of the businesses involved left the event being more likely to hire an apprentice.


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Growing Apprenticeship Partnerships (SME GAP) focusses on 'building capacities of intermediary bodies' to support apprenticeships in SMEs, with partners in the United Kingdom, Austria and Spain.

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