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…

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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 […]

“Feeling valued:” the dimensions organisations must deliver on

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“Feeling valued:” the dimensions organisations must deliver on Are employees feeling less valued than last year? In our latest study, not feeling valued as a member of staff was the third most common reason for wanting to move on, cited by 39% of respondents and up from 35% in 2017. So, what can be done? In this […]

Employee recognition schemes: top tips for success

Employee recognition schemes: top tips for success Employee recognition schemes are popular for good reason. They can increase engagement, improve interpersonal dynamics, reset behavioural expectations through positive reinforcement and better align employee experience with organisational goals. But they only drive these outcomes if structured and run in the right way. In this article we cover […]