Beat The Rush! Why Now Is The Best Time To Hire Your Apprentice.

Beat The Rush! Why Now Is The Best Time To Hire Your Apprentice.

Month: July 2019

When is the right time to hire an apprentice? There’s never a bad time to hire an apprentice, as long as you feel you’re ready to introduce a new starter into your business.

Come September, there will be a spike in the number of companies looking for an apprentice as businesses return to normal after the summer break.


At the same time, school leavers will have discovered their GCSE grades. Looking to go into further education or start the first steps of their career.


This means there will be a HUGE rush to hire apprentices in the month of September. Making the process of recruiting the right person for your company more stressful than it should be.

We all know that July and August are incredibly popular months for team members to take their holidays. 

So September may seem like the ideal time to introduce an apprentice into your team. But be aware that every other business will have the same idea!

Get One Step Ahead.

Getting ahead of the curve and making sure you’re able to give yourself time to get a new hire in place before other businesses is key.


Whilst all other companies delay their hiring process and begin to rush in September, you’ll have a new apprentice in place with their feet already under the desk at your firm.


Competition in September is fierce and it’s not only competition from other business that you should consider. September is an incredibly busy period for school leavers.


Schools and colleges are starting up again and if a young person has not secured an apprenticeship, they may choose to go back into education. Similarly, clearing for universities begins in late August this year, creating more competition for the best young talent.  

School leavers will be receiving their GCSE results on the 22nd of August this year, but many will have been thinking about becoming an apprentice and taking their next step for quite some time. 


Those who are deciding between apprenticeships or university will either apply for an apprenticeship between June and August. If they don’t secure one, many will go on to university in September.


Many school leavers start looking for their next opportunity throughout their last year in school or college. Young people like this usually make for excellent apprentices. 


Why The Attitude Of An Apprentice Is So Important.


If they’ve been looking for some time, it normally means the young person is ready to take the next step. As well as this, they more than likely know what career path they want to take. It also demonstrates that they are proactive, and have the positive, can-do attitude that so many employers desire.

Here at LDN apprenticeships, our application process is specifically catered towards the attitude of an apprentice. Using the #EEWAP framework and a CV free process.

An apprentice’s attitude goes a long way to making an excellent and engaged member of your team. Skills are great and can be taught, but if you don’t have a positive and enthusiastic attitude, those skills may be wasted.


This is why school leavers present such an exciting opportunity for companies seeking to hire them as apprentices. Their attitude enables them to start a career they love and the training and support they’ll receive from you and their apprenticeship provider will help them to build on the skills they’ve already learnt.


August is a great time to recruit an apprentice. Just think – if you take action now, whilst everyone else is hiring in September, your new apprentice will already be embedded into your business and working within your team.

If you’re thinking of HIRING an apprentice with us, click on the link below to discover more!

If you’re thinking of BECOMING an apprentice, click on the link below and find out how!

Callum @ Renew Party – Tech LDN Apprentice of the Month

Callum @ Renew Party – Tech LDN Apprentice of the Month

Sean @ Twisted Fish – Tech LDN Apprentice of the Month

We are happy to announce that the winner of Tech LDN Apprentice of the Month is Sean @ Twisted Fish! Twisted Fish are specialists in IT infrastructure and cyber security. They operate IT support helpdesks and infrastructure projects for large corporates and small to...


We are happy to announce that the winner of Tech LDN June Apprentice of the Month is Callum @ Renew Party!

The Renew Party is a relatively new political party set up to provide an alternative for moderate voters within the UK. Having joined the team just a few months ago and with his completion date in October, Callum had to learn a lot about the role in a short space of time. Something he’s been able to do with great success!

LDN Apprenticeships highlights a clear message of what makes an AWESOME Apprentice; they must show energy, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, ability to take feedback and propensity to take action (EEWAP).

Callum was nominated by his Learning Development Specialist – Tina, and the feedback was provided by Callum’s line-manager and Head of Operations at The Renew Party – David Britten.

You can read the full nomination below!



Despite his political inexperience, Callum has thrown himself into all manner of tasks at Renew. Since the organisation is a relatively young start-up, there are great opportunities to get involved in a number of roles, but that requires a willingness to do so. Not only has Callum been a consistent and strong performer in his role as Digital Marketing Officer, but he has also contributed more than his fair share of ideas. For example, he helped Renew to fine-tune its social media strategy with a number of innovations, such as improved video content attached to social media posts. He always comes to work with a can-do attitude and doesn’t give up when times are hard.



Going beyond the call of duty, Callum has explored the political world and current affairs, even though his role does not necessarily call for it. He has engaged thoroughly with the causes and implications of Brexit and political stratification, allowing this new-found knowledge to inform his recommendations for the party’s communications strategy. He has been a great help to Renew’s Communications team, in particular, showing ample desire to get involved with digital strategy. He also played a large role in the redesign of Renew’s website, streamlining our home page to deliver increased membership sign-ups.

Willingness To Learn

Callum is a responsive and good-natured employee, which makes him an excellent learner. For example, in team meetings, he is not afraid to listen and respond in kind to the ideas of others, whether those are concerned with the party’s membership drive or electoral strategy. He has worked well with the Head of Operations and Communications team because he is willing to absorb the knowledge and experience of others. This has had a positive impact on the office atmosphere and morale of the team.


Ability To Take Feedback


Callum’s humility and ability to laugh at himself makes him a receptive and willing learner. His vast potential as a Digital Marketing Office will undoubtedly be realised if he keeps this attitude up; even the office’s most experienced members have been impressed at his diplomatic and mature approach to personal growth.


Propensity To Take Action 


When Callum joined us, we were in desperate need of a Digital Marketing Officer. Callum assumed that mantle impressively. Not only did he help produce campaign literature for the European elections, but he also revolutionised our social media strategy by helping to implement a coherent schedule and new designs for our image posts. The gusto with which Callum took it upon himself to produce these excellent efforts was commendable, and directly led to an increase in Renew’s online engagements.


Congratulations Callum! 

If you’re thinking of HIRING an apprentice with us, click on the link below to discover more!

If you’re thinking of BECOMING an apprentice, click on the link below and find out how!