7 tips to ensure a successful apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are a great choice for employers who are looking to strengthen their workforces with new talent.

Here are seven key things that help make an apprenticeship a success for employer and apprentice alike:

1. Understand the qualification your apprentice will be working towards

2. Ensure the apprentice’s line manager is enthusiastic and prepared

3. Bring the apprentice in for a week’s work experience before the apprenticeship begins

4. Phone the apprentice a week before they start

5. Plan their first day well and give them their own work station

6. Be prepared to provide support to your apprentice in the first few weeks and months

7. Shop around for your training provider.