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National Apprenticeship Week

Leonie - supporting an apprentice

Leonie Stephen

When it comes to apprenticeships, I cannot stop talking. My colleagues will remember all those conversations at the lift or at their desks, desperate to grab just five minutes of their busy time to talk about apprenticeships. It will come as no surprise to any of them that I’m now blogging about apprenticeships too!

This week is being celebrated as National Apprenticeship Week and we’re focusing on how our apprentices are “Blazing a Trail” with their success stories, experiences and generally spreading the word about the impact that their apprenticeships have had on their lives.

Our apprenticeship team takes great pride in the support that we offer on a daily basis to each of our apprentices. This can range from wellbeing advice and guidance through their apprenticeship, to ways to cope with study or work, discussions around how we can help keep them on target, advice on pay or probation periods and next steps in their careers. There’s a lot of think about when you’re an apprentice and we do our best to make sure our apprentices are well supported so they can focus on their programme.

When you become an apprentice at Coventry City Council, you’ll be assigned an adviser to support you through the role. You’ll be invited to sessions to get to know all about your apprenticeship programme and the services available. Your adviser will see you on the first week of your apprenticeship and over the course of the next few weeks, your adviser will also discuss how you are progressing, and continue to have regular meetings with you throughout your apprenticeship. This also gives apprentices the chance to voice any concerns and advisers can help them get additional support.

If you would like to find out more about our apprenticeship programme, please feel free to email us at appprenticeships@coventry.gov.uk.

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