Apprentices are a way for young people and adult learners to ‘earn while they learn’ in a job. KCOM Group has over the last few years, offered more than 30 apprenticeships in the Hull area.
So what are they? They are a work-based program with a study framework included. But what does that mean? Well, you’ll gain on the job training and the chance of a qualification at the end.
YOU will have a job, with responsibilities and deliverables YOU will be part of team. YOU will be part of an organisation that wants to develop YOU to your full potential. YOU will also be studying towards a framework.
It might be that you’ll attend a college, have assignments to complete in your own time, so an extra little bit of effort will be required of you. However the end results are worthwhile!
SUPPORT is a key word for us here at KCOM Group; we want all our apprentices to achieve and you should get the same wherever you complete an apprenticeship.
So who do you call on?
Your line manager! They will help you day-to-day, set you achievable objectives and support you all the way.
A work buddy!
We at KCOM Group think that the more people you talk to, the better. A work buddy will be someone, probably from your team, who will take that extra time out to spend with you, so ask them the questions you are not sure of and seek them out when you need that extra bit of advice.
You will be part of a wider team so it’s likely that you will be encouraged to use them…ask them questions!
“Been there, done that” is the phrase. We have employees who have been through apprenticeship schemes and they can tell you what is was like for them. They may not have completed the same framework as you, but they’ll be there as extra support for you.
Your college tutor!
Most of our apprenticeships involve attending college for a day each week. As with any course, your tutor is there to help and support you academically.
Your skills trainer assessor!
Some apprenticeships are assessed within your role; so instead of attending college, a skills trainer assessor may come to see you. They will mentor you and observe you whilst working on the job and also sign off modules you complete towards your framework.
Human Resources (HR)!
Members of our HR team are always on hand to help our apprentices and if you are within the KCOM Group, you’ll be introduced to your HR Consultant.
So there are lots of people you can turn to for that extra little bit of help and advice.
Are YOU interested? Then watch our website! If we’re recruiting, we normally start around April time…. so if you are going to apply for our apprenticeship scheme, you might want to look at our previous blogs on attending assessment centres and group exercises as we use them as part of our recruitment process.