Celebrating our Apprentices

In honour of National Apprenticeship Week (5-9 Mar) HR held an afternoon tea workshop to celebrate our own Apprentices, and discover how the University can learn from their journeys.

Tim Clark, Computing Services Apprentice said: “This was a great opportunity for me to get to know the other apprentices who work at the university. It provided us all with the chance to discuss the benefits of our apprenticeships and has also allowed us to highlight areas that we think could be improved moving forwards.”

After sharing tea and cakes, the Apprentices and their managers sat down in groups for brainstorming. The aim of these discussions was to identify:

  • the benefits of being an apprentice,
  • the benefits of apprentices to the University as an organisation, and
  • how to raise the profile of apprentices across the University and in the wider community.

As a result of this workshop our Apprentices will be setting up an internal network for all University of Bath apprentices, and would like to work with local schools to raise the profile of apprenticeships.

Graham McNally (Data Centre and Operations Manager) manages two Computing Services Apprentices and agreed the event was beneficial to all involved:

“It was great to meet up with Apprentices and their line managers from across the University, it really did shine through their passion for working and learning at the University.

"The Apprentices are eager to learn the skills that us as an employer need for our business, creating a more productive working environment for all. The process of learning from many different colleagues benefits both the apprentice and the University alike because it offers the opportunity for skills and knowledge to be transferred from experienced staff and retained."

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