Employee Upskilling

5 reasons to hire entry-level employees

No experience? No problem.

We know recruiting entry-level employees can be a challenge.

When hiring new talent, it's normal to prioritise previous work experience over more junior applicants. But what do entry-level candidates have that experienced professionals don’t?

These fresh faces come with untapped potential that could take your business to new heights.

Here are 5 reasons why you should hire entry-level talent.

1. They have a fresh outlook

Entry-level employees bring new perspectives to the table. Without years of experience, they focus on thinking creatively and coming up with new ideas. They'll question traditional methods and motivate your organisation to improve. When you welcome their innovative spirit, get ready to see your team’s problem-solving skills boosted!

2. You can shape them

Think of entry-level employees like clay – they’re mouldable. Since they don’t come with years of pro experience, they soak up everything about your company and how things operate. You get to be the sculptor, crafting their skills and work ethic. That’s your chance to make sure they’re on the same wavelength as your company’s goals and values. With a little guidance and mentorship, these newcomers can transform into vital team players in no time.

3. They’re budget-friendly

Hiring experienced pros will often cost you. By nurturing and empowering entry-level talent, you gain a pool of skilled individuals who are prepared for the future. Plus, you save big on starting salaries, so you can strategically spread those saved resources across your whole organisation.

4. They’re interesting

Entry-level talent brings all sorts of backgrounds, stories, and ideas to the table. Their varied educational paths and life experiences can make your team a melting pot of creativity. With them around, your workplace becomes a hub of different perspectives and transferable skills, equipping your team with fresh insights.

5. They’ll stick around

Entry-level candidates want to find a place to grow. By giving their professional journey a chance, you’re planting the seeds of loyalty. It’s like a long-term investment – the more you nurture it, the more it blooms. Reduce employee turnover and cultivate a positive company culture where your team feel valued and motivated to excel.

Find entry-level candidates with Skills Bootcamps

Skills Bootcamps are Government-funded employability schemes that help you tap into a huge talent pool of candidates who want to kick-start their careers in tech. At Firebrand, we have learners completing their training every month in a range of in-demand subjects and skills. We’ve also equipped them with industry and employability training, honing their soft skills to give them the best chance to gel with your business as quickly as possible.

Don’t miss out on this excellent applicant pool. Find out more about the three ways your business can benefit from Skills Bootcamps and get in touch for advice.