How To Make The Most Out Of Your Apprenticeship?

Hi everyone, welcome to my 4th instalment of my blog series relating to everything apprenticeships. Today I will be going through tips and ways to make the most out of your apprenticeship and maximise every opportunity that comes your way!

And wishing my readers happy National Apprenticeship Week 2023. Stay tuned for more content!

  1. Ask for opportunities.
  • Ask for opportunities.
  • This may sound straight forward but asking for opportunities is key in order to progress and make the most out of your apprenticeship. This is the simple case of if you don’t simply ask, then you won’t potentially receive whatever you may be seeking. Asking for opportunities is a great way of ensuring that your colleagues know you are looking for a challenge, and thus, they will be able to help you in achieving your aims and goals. With these opportunities, you’ll be able to take on new roles and responsibilities, add to your experience and obtain additional qualifications in the form of accredited short courses to aid you in your professional development which will allow you to be in a stronger position when applying to permanent roles after your apprenticeship. In summary, asking for opportunities could open doors for you which you didn’t even know could be opened. Within my role, I ensure that I am always asking for opportunities and taking on additional roles and responsibilities because you are benefiting and adding tremendous value to yourself through new skillsets and expertise.

    1. Be proactive and take the initiative.
  • Be proactive and take the initiative.
  • This goes without saying, being proactive is extremely important, not only for your own professional development, but also to show your employer that you relish every opportunity which comes your way and are invested in your role. This is extremely important as companies want to see that you are going the extra mile and to an extent, repaying them for entrusting you with a great role and opportunity, while gaining a qualification with no debt and being paid. Within my role, I ensure that I am also proactive and going the extra mile, because you don’t know what will land you a permanent role at the conclusion of your apprenticeship.

    I hope you have all thoroughly enjoyed my blog post. I hope to see as many of you as possible joining our virtual events and insights from our apprentice ambassadors on our social media channels.

    I believe that apprenticeships should be accessible to everyone, and my role in that is creating these blog posts for prospective apprentices to read through.

    I’d very much like to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you may have regarding apprenticeships and the process from searching for apprenticeships to obtaining and starting your dream role. If you’d be interested, please do contact me through LinkedIn by searching up my name ‘Aymen Belkacemi’ .  

    I do want to ensure that I can help as many people as possible, and offer guidance I could have benefited from when applying myself to apprenticeships.

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