“Effortful and rewarding”: why Doug Richard rates apprentices

“Many small businesses are unaware of the responsibility or opportunities that apprentices provides,” says Doug Richard, founder of The School for Startups and author of the Richard Review on Apprenticeships, “but those that are find it effortful and rewarding.” The principal benefits, he argues, is that your business can create more loyal, more effective employees. And, he adds, “we are at a point where implementation of my review is gaining momentum.”

You can find out much more about finding and hiring apprentices, as well as the employment grants that are available at apprentices.org.