Posts tagged “apprenticeships”

Fareport recommends mentoring in the workplace to support your training with us as your training provider. Linking the apprentice with a workplace mentor will keep them motivated and engaged and show them that you value their learning programme. A mentor can be a manager, supervisor, or an apprentice who has already completed the programme. To help keep them on track, a mentor can typically spend an hour a week with the learner to discuss their modules and progress and offer encouragement and support. 
Do you want to boost your ability to retain your best talent? Learning and development is a systematic process to enhance an employee's skills, knowledge, and competency, resulting in better performance in a work setting. Investment in learning and development encourages staff to stay. 
We know that many people have questions or thoughts when they see the word ‘apprenticeship’. 
 
What exactly is an apprenticeship these days? 
I don’t work with a particular trade or profession so how are they useful to me? 
We aren’t looking for new staff at the moment. 
I’m over 18, how can I be an apprentice? 
I’ve got a degree, so I wouldn’t be interested in an apprenticeship 
 
If you’ve had a thought similar to this, read on. We hope we can answer some questions you may have in this blog. 
Last month was Stress Awareness Month and this month follows with Mental Health Awareness Week (9th - 15th May 2022). 
 
Did you know that loneliness has a huge impact on our physical and mental health? This Mental Health Awareness Week we want to tackle the epidemic of loneliness. 
Maths is a huge barrier for a lot of our learners and can stop learners completing their apprenticeship. But why is this? We explore how your past experience can affect your learning, and how to overcome these barriers. 
Apprenticeships have many benefits to the apprentices and employers who use them. Some of these you might not be aware of when you first start a programme. Read more below about the impact on loyalty, morale, productivity, confidence and soft skills. 
Large businesses with a pay bill of over £3m have been paying the Apprenticeship Levy since 2017. Some departments may have seen real benefits from investing in apprenticeships and have lots of positive success stories. But it isn’t always easy to communicate those benefits to senior leaders or to departments that aren’t using apprenticeships. 
 
A great way to raise the profile of apprenticeships and ensure you are getting value for money is to measure your Return on Investment or ROI. 
The Apprentice Minimum Wage is set to rise on 1st of April 2022, from £4.30 to £4.81 per hour. At Fareport, we believe that employers should look beyond this if they want to recruit and retain the best apprentices. 
Management apprenticeships get a hard time in the FE and HR press. Journalists reel at the uptake in apprenticeships for “managers” and older employees, rather than young and newly recruited employees. Many people don’t realise that apprenticeships have been created for all levels, not just the traditional young apprentices as it was in the past. We believe strongly that there is a place for both types of apprenticeships. 
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