Upskill or Recruit?

If you have a skills gap in your business, you are probably wondering if you should hire new talent or upskill current staff. Here is a quick overview of both of these options:


You can upskill your existing employees with an Apprenticeship.  Apprenticeships are now available to people of all ages and are offered at a range of levels, from intermediate to degree level, you can develop staff at all levels within your organisation.

You will be able to develop home grown talent and invest and motivate existing staff and improve their career prospects.


Taking on an apprentice can be a great way to help your business fill a skills gap and give you the opportunity to shape an apprentice’s learning and development in line with your company’s practices and procedures so they learn to work the way you do. It’s a cost effective recruitment method and you can futureproof your business by employing young, enthusiastic apprentices keen to get a start on the career ladder.

With our free recruitment service we can support you in finding the right candidate, please see link below for more details.

Free Recruitment Service

We offer a free recruitment and matching service to all employers that are looking to add apprentices to their business. This involves pre-screening candidates to ensure you find a suitable individual based on your needs.

The recruitment process involves an initial discussion to identify your requirements. This may be in the form of a face-to-face meeting or telephone conversation. Coventry College will then work with you to develop a job description that outlines the specifications required to perform the role.

Your dedicated contact at the College will support your business throughout the recruitment process and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. If required we can also help to arrange interviews, notifying candidates of times and schedules.

You’ll also have access to a host of talented learners that have shown an interest in an Apprenticeship and as an employer you’ll be able to access individuals with skill-sets that are an ideal match for your business.