Apprenticeships have changed in recent years. The image of a young school leaver learning a trade simply isn’t what modern apprentices look like these days. The fact is, apprentices can be any age and could already be decades into their career.
If you find yourself saying this or something similar, it may be comforting to know that this problem is not uncommon. It can easily happen, for example, when a company owner exits the business and leaves it in the hands of a new or existing senior team. These people can suddenly find themselves working with people they wouldn’t necessarily have chosen as a business partner, and who might have very different ideas on how to run the business.
As businesses grow, so does the need to take on extra staff. But if you’re finding that your profits are not keeping up with your increased wage bill, it’s time for a rethink. Ally Maughan, People Puzzles founder, lists some of the things you could consider.