The balance of investing in the workforce

Apprenticeships have been the cornerstone of workplace training since the 16th century, and have helped nurture skills for countless industries. But in the modern business landscape, how do smaller businesses continue to invest in this vital stream of training while managing their own day-to-day priorities?

At Time Finance we’re huge advocates of investing in the future workforce. Everyone in our team has, or is, building a career that is being helped along by mentors and colleagues that spend their time helping to develop people’s skills, and we see the impact that this kind of investment of time has on people within our team every day. There is absolutely no doubt that apprenticeships and other forms of workplace training are incredibly valuable. That being said, they are also a commitment. Spending time training people while also tending to your day job isn’t always easy, especially for small businesses. Sometimes the short term priorities – which are undoubtedly pressing – become an obstacle to spending quality time upskilling people within the business. But as with all aspects of owning and running a business, investing in the long-term is so important.

Time Finance plc (LON:TIME) is an AIM-listed business specialising in the provision or arrangement of funding solutions to UK businesses seeking to access the finance they need to realise their growth plans. Time Finance can fund businesses or arrange funding with their trusted partners through Asset Finance, Invoice Finance, Business Loans, Vehicle Finance or Asset Based Lending.

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