Having a successful apprenticeship
At Babington, we want to make sure that you are getting the most out of your apprenticeship. The employers that we work with and your own employer are making an investment in you by providing the time and money needed to train you up to be a successful and competent member of their business.
Listed below are some of the most common problems that have resulted in an unsuccessful apprenticeship and how they can be avoided.
Calling in sick
Try to avoid calling in sick whenever possible, especially during the first few weeks of your apprenticeship. If you are unable to attend work, call your manager to explain the situation as soon as possible and keep them updated if you are off sick for more than one day.
It’s best to keep your phone in a drawer or your bag during working hours. If you are expecting or need to make a call – just speak to your manager and let them know.
It is important to be aware of how social media can affect your employment. We advise that you do not post negative things about the company you are working for on social media.
If you are experiencing issues in the workplace – see advice from your HR team as they are there to help.
Openness and honesty with your manager is extremely important. If you have appointments that you need to attend in working hours then let your manager know as far in advance as possible. If you have an appointment card or letter, ensure you scan this over to them when adding the appointment to your calendar.
Professional attitude to work
It is crucial to show the employer a professional attitude to working life and respect for company procedures. This includes:
- Arriving at work on time
- If late, informing your manager in a timely manner
- Adhering to the company dress code
- Respecting senior management and other colleagues
- Make yourself indispensable! No matter how small the task – do it well and you will be remembered!