Mentoring Apprenticeships

This one day programme is designed to introduce your team leaders, supervisors and/or managers to mentoring and coaching practices.

It will give them an understanding of the needs of the apprentice, the skills they need to become a mentor or coach and an understanding of models of good practice to use to ensure a positive outcome.

According to the Daily Telegraph (5th February 2011), employers are finding that young people starting the Apprenticeship scheme find it hard to adapt to working life, longer working hours and early morning starts. Research suggests that by using mentoring and coaching practices it reduces drop out rates, supports improvements in performance and enhances confidence levels of young people from diverse community groups.

The benefits to your organisation in adopting a mentoring and coaching approach are:

  • Integrates the apprentice into the organisation quickly
  • Improves attitude towards their contributions through being directed and supported
  • Gains in productivity and improved performance of the apprentice
  • Allows for skills to be enhanced and transferred at a faster rate
  • Increased opportunities for on-the job learning that reduces off-the job training costs
  • Cost effective
  • Retention of quality staff

Key Themes:

  • Issues facing the apprentice at a personal and professional level
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Mentoring and Coaching Skills
  • Positive psychology
  • Mentoring and coaching theories and models

Those taking part in this powerful session will:

  • Understand the purpose and importance of mentoring and coaching apprentices
  • Have an awareness of the issues facing young people today in and outside of the workplace
  • Identify skills required to become a coach and/or mentor
  • Have initial understanding of the purpose of using positive psychology with young people
  • Be able to use specific and appropriate models relating to coaching and mentoring

All of our programmes can be tailored to suit your specific needs.