We Invest In Apprentices at skillslocal
Investors in People Framework

We Invest In Apprentices Certified Practitioner

  • Silver, gold and platinum award levels

  • A dedicated practitioner

  • A committed account manager that will support you throughout

  • An action plan designed to support the evolution of your wellbeing strategy

The We Invest in Apprentices framework was developed in partnership with the Department of Education, training providers, apprentices and their families. It was developed to encourage and support best practices in the delivery of apprenticeships. The framework provides a roadmap for employers to ensure your apprentices hit the ground running and become valuable members of your team from day one.

The framework helps us to work with you and assess how well you’re supporting your apprentices and ensuring that they are getting the best experience, development and support. This helps you to ensure you’re giving your apprentices the best experience but that your business also benefits from your investment right from the start.

What’s Included?

You commitment to hiring apprentices for the right reasons and treating them right. You design recruitment and inductions for the apprentice and the programme they’re doing.  You ensure they understand what they’ll be doing and ensure they  are they rewarded appropriately.

Development

You ensure their development supports the apprentices to become the best they can be. You are you committed to your apprentices education and learning ensuring they have enough time to study and set them stretching objectives. You work with your wider employees to ensure everyone is 100% on board to supporting your apprentices. Managers and mentors support your apprentices with their assessments and ensure they have the opportunity to experience the full breadth of the job.

Communication & Support

Your communication supports everyone to make sure there’s a good relationship between apprentices, line managers and training providers. Apprentices know their voice matters and are included in wider employee forums.  You ensure their wellbeing is a top priority and  you celebrate and recognise their individual success.

How It Works?

1. We get to know you

We’ll kick things off with a meeting. You’ll talk to your practitioner and a project manager, and they’ll find out more about your organisation, your wellbeing strategy, your people, and what you’re looking to get out of this.

2. We survey your people

Next, we’ll send out a survey to all your people, to see what wellbeing programmes are in place, what’s working and what’s not. The survey’s got 25 questions, all based on your people’s wellbeing at work.

3. We spend time getting to know you

To get to know your people better, we’ll spend more time with them. We’ll interview a few people one-to-one at your offices, and sit in on some of your meetings, to get more of a feel for the approach to wellbeing within your organisation.

4. You get your report

We’ll take all our findings, and turn them into a report summing up what we found. This is where you’ll find out whether or not you’re accredited – and whether you’re silver, gold or platinum.

Your report will include plenty of views and quotes from your people, and our recommendations for what you can do next.

5. We help you take the next steps to make work better

Getting accreditation is a brilliant achievement, and a definite cause for celebration. But it’s not the end of the journey. Your accreditation will last for three years, and we’ll help you create an action plan for what changes your company’s going to make over that time.

We’ll check in with you regularly to find out how it’s going, and measure the effect your changes are having.

Key Features

  • Silver, gold and platinum award levels, valid for three years

  • A dedicated practitioner

  • Gain feedback directly from your people through our survey and interviews

  • Detailed feedback report based on our analysis (qualitative and quantitative)

  • feedback meeting explaining your results and next steps

  • committed account manager that will support you throughout

  • An action plan designed to support the evolution of your wellbeing strategy

  • We invest in wellbeing plaque and logo, displaying your award level (valid for 3 years), if successful

  • Frequent check-ins throughout the three years (12 and 24 months)

  • Automatic entry in the Investors in People Awards where we celebrate the best and the boldest organisations, rewarding their great work.

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