Meet Amy, a business admin apprentice working at Mansfield District Council. Amy loves animals and after studying animal care at college for a short time, she decided to leave to be able to take on an apprenticeship in order to earn a wage, which would eventually pay for driving lessons and her very own car!
Here we take a look at Amy’s drive for success…
It’s nearly National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). The weeklong celebration from 14-18 March 2016 is devised by the National Apprenticeship Service, and aims to praise apprentices and the positive impact apprenticeships have on businesses and the wider economy. In honour of NAW we take a look back at some of our success stories. Continue reading
If you’re thinking about taking on an apprentice in your organisation, or even if you’re thinking of becoming an apprentice, then take a look at Heatherley Primary school’s success story. The recruitment process has been “seamless” said head teacher Diane Speed, and apprentice Laura says the experience has been “really easy and supportive.”
Lets take a look at how their story began: Continue reading
“WE WANT TO GIVE YOUNGSTERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN A PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND TO HELP THEM GET ON THE CAREER LADDER.”
Apprenticeships have many advantages, not only does the apprentice gain invaluable experience whilst learning on the job, but the employers reap in the benefits too. Continue reading
“Our assessor is always so helpful; the whole apprenticeship experience route is very relaxed and a massive asset to the business” – Katy and Charlotte, Chatty’s Hair Salon.
Ask any salon owner and they will tell you that enthusiastic workers who are keen to learn practical skills and move the industry forward with innovative new ideas, are a necessity in the hair and beauty industry.
Apprenticeships in hair and beauty offer young people the chance to develop industry-standard skills and techniques, work on real clients and gain supportive qualifications needed to progress in industry.
The hair and beauty sector has long relied on apprentices, interns and “Saturday staff” to help provide support on the salon floor. It is therefore no surprise that local salons are increasingly putting their faith in apprentices, who are looking to learn directly from people in industry, and bring fresh new ideas to the workplace. Continue reading
“Recruiting an apprentice gives companies the opportunity to mould an individual.” Chelsea Peek, office manager, CCM
This week, we turn the tables and ask an employer about the impact of hiring an apprentice. We caught up with Chelsea Peek, office manager at CCM Print Management in Mansfield, Notts, to ask her how CCM has effectively integrated apprenticeships into their business model.