How to Become a Manager – the Apprenticeship Route

Posted by: Jannike Post Date: 16th January 2015

When planning their career path, many people dream of achieving a managerial role in their chosen field; but this takes time and experience in order to gain the necessary skills and qualities that will make you efficient in this kind of role.

Many people believe that you need a degree in business management, or various other degrees in order to achieve a position like this – but that isn’t necessarily true.

University isn’t always the best route for everyone, and depending on your learning style, you may be more of a practical learner; compared to the theoretical learning methods provided at university.

Management Apprenticeships

A popular alternative to university is the apprenticeship route. Here at Babington we offer management apprenticeships at Level 3, 4, and 5, as well as Team Leading at Level 2.

Choosing this option will teach you the necessary skills need while in a managerial role, without the cost of going to university – you will gain knowledge and experience on the job, whilst earning a wage.

Because managers are needed in every industry, in every area of work, they will always be in demand.

Roles and Responsibiltites

As management is needed in every industry, the roles and responsibilities you will be required to perform will vary from job to job.

The typical roles you can expect to be offered on a Level 3 apprenticeship are:

  • Section manager
  • First line manager
  • Assistant manager
  • Senior supervisor

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What Comes After the Apprenticeship?

You can progress from this area of study, onto a Level 4 apprenticeship, which will cover responsibilties such as; planning, budgeting and decision making. You could also continue working in the business, making your way up to a higher role over time, as your experience and knowledge with the company develops.

Another form of progression would be by studying of of our Level 4 Leadership and Management courses, a highly effective and bespoke package provided by the National Centre for Strategic Leadership.

How Do I Start?

To become a manager within a certain role you need the background knowledge of the industry. This means that a qualification of at least level 2 will be required to step into a management apprenticeship. You must be reliable, enthusiastic, and prepared for a challenge.

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