National Apprenticeship Week 2020 #NAW2020 #LookBeyond
We hope you’re enjoying your weekend. National Apprenticeship week isn’t over yet though! For our Sunday post Capital 4 Training would love to discuss how you can make the most of your apprenticeship, and how even accomplishing small feats within the workplace will give off a huge impression to your employer.
Get to know your colleagues
Getting to know the people you work with will be an important part of your apprenticeship. Making sure you engage in group activities with them, helping each other in the workplace and even joining in on the tea round will create a good working environment for both you and your colleagues. So get involved, it can only benefit you.
Show a positive attitude
A positive attitude in the workplace will create a far nicer working environment. If you’re always looking miserable and have a general bad vibe, your co-workers will be less likely to help you out, get involved with you and generally get on with you. A positive attitude will also show your boss that you are enjoying the place of work and it could add to your chances of being kept on when you complete the apprenticeship.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Not knowing things is ok. You’re an apprentice, you’re on the course to learn new skills, so it’s a given that you aren’t going to know certain things to do with your apprenticeship. It’s important to ask questions as you don’t want to do something you’re uncertain of, and get it wrong – especially if it’s an important task.
Ask for help when you need it
As we said above, being an apprentice, you’re new to a lot of the things you’re learning. If you’re unsure, ask because it’s only going to help you at the end of the day and teach you brand new skills you can use again.
Prepare for assessor visits
This one is super important. Each month you’re going to get a visit from your assessor – this visit is to assess you, make sure everything is running smoothly with the apprenticeship, how you feel you’re progressing, and if you feel like you have any concerns regarding the apprenticeship. The visits also assess how well you’re doing regarding Off The Job training, which is super important to the success of your apprenticeship.
That’s it from us this National Apprenticeship Week. We hope you enjoyed reading these blogs and we hope it’s inspired you to embark on an apprenticeship yourself, and if you’re an employer, we hope it’s made you think about hiring an apprentice yourself.
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