Key Messages for SMEs
Following the extremely productive 2 days in Vienna discussing all the information gained to date from businesses and consolidating that information into 4 key categories we have produced a series of Impact Cards to be used in future events to persuade SMEs of the value an apprentice can bring to their business. Whilst apprenticeship systems differ across Europe, the needs of SMEs remain the same. Focusing on the benefits and not the cost, the business reasons to hire, Corporate Social Responsibility and removing negative perceptions, the cards are available in English, Spanish and German and available for download in the Resources page. We encourage Training Providers and Support Organisations to use them to both encourage SME participation and to facilitate consistent messaging to businesses.