Induction with your Employer
The induction with your employer is so that you can settle in and become familiar with where you’re working, whom you’re working for (although this is something you should already be well informed about before your interview) and so that you can ask all the questions you may have.
As most places do, your employer will set you a work programme for the 12 months, based around your job role and apprenticeship framework. It will include all that was on your job description and sometimes more.
The tasks set for you at work should go hand in hand with your qualification and vice versa; so naturally you should be getting trained up appropriately.
At your work place, you will have a mentor or someone similar to a mentor who will help you build your skills. For example, if someone becomes a Graphic Design apprentice, they will need to know how to use the different software for design. Ideally; they will already have experience beforehand, so the mentors’ job would be to help them increase their knowledge and make them better at it by setting them design briefs.
You will not be required to attend training sessions; it is purely on the job learning, but you can’t expect school/college style teaching from your employer. Your employer won’t expect you to know how to do everything without their assistance either, so don’t worry if there’s something that you don’t know how to do – just ask.
English, Maths and ICT
After that you will have an exam with us and hopefully receive your qualification. If you do not pass the first time round, you can re-sit this free of charge.
By the end of your apprenticeship, you will have successfully completed your qualification with the help of your employer and your assessor and you will have increased your knowledge on a variety of things the field.