Apprenticeships Thought and Action Group

Apprenticeships are changing.  Our aim is to de-mystify, share ideas and inspire people who want to make a difference.  There are fantastic new opportunities for both your new recruits and existing staff, with no barriers on age, experience or prior qualification.   This shift is creating brilliant potential for you to improve employee engagement, by aligning quality apprenticeships with your core purpose and business strategy, from MBA equivalents, to digital professional to technical core skills.

Earlier this year we celebrated National Apprenticeship week with the launch of our work so far on the Engage for Success website, with tops tips, case studies, blogs, and video clips.

And if you missed our radio show you can listen to Kevin Cowley, Head of Apprenticeship Strategy and Delivery from the Home Office and Haleema Baker-Mir from Nestle share their experiences in Show #242: Apprenticeships are Changing.

There’s lots more in the pipeline and we’d love to hear from you. If you have ideas to share or you’d just like to find out more, come and join us.  Members of the group have connected with like-minded enthusiasts across all sectors who share a passion for innovation and engagement.

Contact our TAG Co-ordinator Hannah@engageforsuccess.org

Engaging with Apprenticeships

A Better Way to Work

Engage for Success have been exploring how the four enablers of employee engagement can help you build a great apprenticeship strategy.

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TAG Content

Why an Apprenticeship?

Unlike most students, during my college and university days I didn’t have a part-time job so the only real work experience I had were the non-paid placements as part of my course. This didn’t leave me in a very good position after I graduated (BA Marketing Communications), particularly considering I decided not to take up […]

Apprentice Case Studies

Software Development: Jack Holding Four years ago Jack was on a zero hours contract stacking shelves, having dropped out of college. Now he is a Software Engineer with Shoreditch-based Manifesto Digital, and sees a long-term future in coding ahead of him. “It is definitely a lifetime career”, Jack explains. “At some point I may start […]

Apprenticeships – a Brave New World

About a year ago I was tasked with looking at introducing an apprenticeship programme for my organisation, Metropolitan. There was an appetite in some parts of the business to look at the ‘grow your own approach’ but this was definitely boosted by the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April 2017. Apprenticeships were new to […]

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