Starting an apprenticeship can be daunting, whether it’s your first job or you’re beginning a new role in your company. There is lots of great advice out there on how to best complete your apprenticeship, but we thought it should all be available in one place. That’s why we’ve decided to put together a list of 4 tips to make sure your apprenticeship is a success.

 

1 – Be willing to make mistakes.

No one is perfect, especially not an apprentice. Learning on the job is part of an apprenticeship and you should not be afraid of making mistakes while doing this. All employers hiring apprentices will be aware of this and it won’t affect your job. In order to make to most out of your mistakes, it is important to learn from them, avoid making them again and better yourself by knowing the rights and wrongs of your job role.

2 – Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

One of the best ways to learn in the workplace as a new employee or in a new section is to ask questions. It is important to learn as much as you can about the business and industry you’re working in, in order to make the most out of your apprenticeship. If you are unsure about any aspect of the role you’re working in, the industry or industry jargon, it is important to ask questions and become an expert in your job.

3 – Make an impression.

It is important to not only to complete your apprenticeship and achieve the qualification, but to also make an impression to your employers in order to secure a position after you have finished your apprenticeship. In order to make this kind of impression, you should first ensure that you are performing well in your role and showing potential for future employment. However, it is also important that your everyday behaviour and attitude makes an impression to your employer as a person they would like to employ.

4 – Focus on Off-the-job training.

Completing your work tasks are important aspects in achieving your apprenticeship qualification, however, your off-the-job training is still important for your apprenticeship. Off-the-job learning accounts to 20% of the qualification in which learners will answer questions, attend events, attend online seminars etc. It is important to complete these tasks throughout your apprenticeship as you will be able to build a more clear image on how much training needs to be complete in order to achieve the qualification.