When you hire an apprentice you are not hiring skills.
You are not hiring someone that you can rely on for their Excel abilities, for their ability to write great sales copy or for their fantastic C# coding skills.
What you are hiring is a blank canvas.
You are hiring someone who has made the decision with their life to get out into the world of work and DO IT!
“You are hiring someone who has made the decision with their life to get out into the world of work and DO IT! “
You can shape them, guide them, pick them up when they fall and help them create something incredible.
And what do we look for from our budding apprentices for our apprenticeship programmes?
Trust me we don’t test their Excel skills!
What we do look for is EEWAP (Energy, Enthusiasm, Willingness to learn, Ability to take feedback and Propensity to TAKE ACTION). The best apprentices turn up to work everyday, with a notebook and pen and take notes, they ask questions and they grow.
The best apprentices can inspire through their energy and enthusiasm, making the whole company sit up that bit straighter and take notice.
The best apprentices can remind us all what it was like in our first role when we didn’t know anything and all we had was our youthful positivity and work ethic to see us through.
“The apprentices in my team, remind me everyday of why I do what I do. They inspire me to inspire more businesses to invest in youth.”
The apprentices in my team, remind me everyday of why I do what I do.
They inspire me to inspire more businesses to invest in youth.
They inspire me to inspire managers to make the decision no matter how hard it might be, to invest their time in someone who will pay you back in effort, enthusiasm and loyalty.