20 reward and recognition ideas for apprentices

workplace satisfaction

20 reward and recognition ideas for apprentices The way that you reward and recognise your people for the value they bring is of key importance for levels of motivation and engagement – which in turn supercharges your peoples’ performance. But it can be tough to know what will drive these outcomes, especially as we see […]

How to invest in your apprentices

Our framework spans three areas: commitment, development and communication.  That means we want to know if the relationships at work feel collaborative, if apprentices get involved with the day-to-day of company life and how they’re supported to thrive. DOWNLOAD FRAMEWORK Commitment Commitment’s about hiring apprentices for the right reasons. And treating them right. Do you […]

Is your apprenticeship scheme really that great

Best in class apprentices want best in class apprentice schemes – so is your apprenticeship scheme as good as you think it is? Greatness can be a hard thing to define. In a person we might think of charismatic leaders, athletes at the peak of their career or even YouTube vloggers. It’s all about the […]

Creating apprenticeships during a global pandemic

We’ve recently teamed up with the London Progression Collaboration to bring you a series of content and webinars on the topic of apprenticeships. Our first piece is from their Director, Anna Ambrose… Like so many, the onset of Covid-19 made the London Progression Collaboration (LPC) question ourselves. It felt as though the bedrock gave way […]

Nebula’s journey from school to an apprenticeship…

apprenticeship story

Nebula’s journey from school to an apprenticeship… Nebula speaks out about her journey from school to an apprenticeship and explains what it is like. As my secondary education drew to a close I was presented with two options to continue life post-school: university or failure. Neither of these appealed to me. Yet at no point […]

4 questions to ask your potential employer in an apprenticeship interview

4 questions to ask your potential employer in an apprenticeship interview You find out the perfect scheme, you get invited for an interview, and ever-so close to securing your apprenticeship. Here are some questions to ask to know whether they are right for you.  1. Are they all in? You need to be sure your […]

7 things you can do to get ready for your first, second or third apprentice

7 things you can do to get ready for your first, second or third apprentice Now you’ve your new apprentice on board, here are 7 things to get the best out of your apprentice.  1. Get your team on board It’s important everyone understands the value of having apprentices. Share the rationale behind hiring them […]

Apprenticeships: what do young people really think about it?

What do young people really think about apprenticeships? We’ve talked before about the apprenticeship ‘image problem’ that, thankfully, is starting to disappear. Apprenticeships have a huge amount to offer. The more we do to help young people see them as relevant, the quicker the image problem will go away. To do this, we need to […]