We believe that word of mouth is the best form of recommendation and that our learners are best placed to offer advice to other 16-18 year olds, as they know what an apprenticeship is all about.
We also believe in rewarding loyalty, so if our learners refer a friend to Skills Group between Monday 17th September 2018 and Friday 5th April 2019 they could earn themselves a £50 Amazon voucher.
That means, if you refer 10 friends you could earn yourself a whooping £500!
All you need to do is complete a referral form, just speak to your learner adviser. Don’t forget to read the Terms and Conditions
I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!
I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!
Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up
The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.
I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!