For employees Candidates are quick to identify the practical skills they have, and can demonstrate what makes them ideal for a position. Yet it’s those unqualifiable, soft skills, that are just as essential.
For employees It’s a common misconception that apprentices are young people eager to land their first job. In reality, it’s a great way to start a new career regardless of age or circumstance. For older workers and people with disabilities, there are a huge range of benefits.
Success stories Lia (19), IT Degree Apprentice and Morna (24), Apprentice Plumber, are doing very different apprenticeships; as the only women in their year on their programmes, they share their positive experiences.
Benefits Terry Hodgetts, Director of the Centre for Executive Development at Aston University, Ben Rubery, Apprentice Programme Manager and James Gee, Degree apprenticeship graduate, share their insight.