Is your Apprenticeship Scheme best in class?
Is your Apprenticeship Scheme best in class?
Is your Apprenticeship scheme developing the skills you need to compete, thrive and grow?
Through the Engineering Apprenticeships: Best Practice Programme you can benchmark your approach, identify where you can improve, then learn from the successes of a community of like minded manufacturers to make those improvements within your business…
Benchmark your Apprenticeship Scheme
Benchmark your approach against industry best practice to identify where and how to improve.
Learn from peers
Learn and improve by sharing best practice within a like minded national community of engineering & manufacturing companies
Get recognised as an exemplar employer by pursuing Accreditation for the Make UK Engineering Apprenticeships: Employer Kitemark Accreditation
Maximise your ability to attract and retain the best young engineering talent, whilst ensuring your Apprenticeship scheme is developing the skills required for your business to compete, thrive and grow in an ever-changing industry.
We can help you make that happen, via our Engineering Apprenticeships: Best Practice Programme..
By sharing real world best practice from successful engineering & manufacturing firms with you, our Engineering Apprenticeships: Best Practice Programme will guide you to:
- Run a high performing Apprenticeship scheme
- Get recognised and stand out to attract the best talent
- Make sure you are delivering the best possible Apprentice experience
How it works:
1. Take Benchmarking Questionnaire
Benchmark your existing approach to running your Apprenticeship scheme against industry best practice and identify where you can improve
2. Learn from Video Platform
Access our online video platform and learn from manufacturers that are already enjoying successful Apprenticeship schemes. What they do, how and why.
3. Learn from Online Events
Share ideas with peers across industry in our online, themed Discussion Forums and learn from attending Webinars
4. Implement changes using Toolkit
A resource containing useful Tools to support you to implement best practice in your business
5. Retake Benchmarking Questionnaire
Retake the Benchmarking Questionnaire annually and review progress. Have you improved where you wanted to, and what is next?
Developing a skills strategy to achieve business goals
Creating the right culture for Apprenticeships
Attracting the best Apprentice talent
Mentoring & Developing Apprentices
Who is already involved? Example companies:
We are proud to be recognised as an exemplar employer of Engineering Apprentices, which further enhances the excellent reputation that our apprenticeship scheme has.
Through benchmarking, we have also been able to identify areas to improve and have actively worked to implement those improvements. The fact that this is employer led and you get to hear the things that are working for other companies has been hugely beneficial to us.
You may think you are doing everything right, and you probably are to a degree, but you can always learn more, you can always grow. The Programme helps you to understand the gaps that you have.
We still have work to do but gaining the ‘Excellent Employer’ Kitemark status was nice recognition of what we already do well. Sharing best practice gives you a better understanding of what other companies are doing and pursuing Accreditation gives you the incentive to improve
Apprentices are the future of our workforce. The Kitemark demonstrates to external company’s and potential employees the commitment we have to our future workforce.
I would recommend the Best Practice Programme; it gives you a much more structured and focused approach to your apprenticeship scheme and provides us with a network of people that we can tap into to share ideas and create the best possible outcomes
We are proud of our success rate with apprentices, supporting their learning and helping them to grow as individuals, who are going to add real value and energy to the business. We are confident that working within this initiative, improving structure, using the online tools, and sharing best practice will enable us to further improve our approach.
The Kitemark and being recognised as an excellent employer should help us to attract local talent, keep us focused on improvement and ensure we continue to provide the best environment for our future apprentices
I’m really happy to have found something to help us build on our current apprenticeship scheme.
The tools are great and there are lots of them. Listening to the other members and watching the recordings really triggers thoughts and ideas about what we can do. There is such a willingness to share, it helps me to feel calm knowing there is so much help and support
At HCM, we are developing our Apprenticeship scheme as a direct result of being involved in the Best Practice Programme; learning from and sharing ideas with other manufacturing and engineering firms. Hearing from others has opened my eyes to different ways of approaching the role Apprentices could play in our business moving forward
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