Your 12 week fast-track to apprenticeship success: Downloadable Guide

Written on: 17 April 2020

Written by: Frances Hardcastle

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To counter some of the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we're stepping up our onboarding support to give our apprentices a little extra structure, training and development opportunities over their first 12 weeks on programme.

For apprentices enrolled onto a Baltic Apprenticeship programme after April 1st 2020, we have produced a comprehensive and customisable 12 week plan to support our learners and their employers during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Download your onboarding plan template here

This onboarding plan goes above and beyond our traditional training offering. We've incorporated some additional industry-recognised courses to help our learners develop software-specific skills alongside the theory and knowledge provided by their existing technical training programme.

The 12 week plan will help new learners kickstart their programme with the additional skills that will put them in a great position throughout the other 12 months of the programme - and beyond.

The plan includes three main elements:

1. Technical Training Modules

This is your official apprenticeship training programme, delivered one module at a time in our SMART Classroom. In response to Coronavirus and the needs of our employing organisations, we have increased our classroom capacity and can be flexible when it comes to course scheduling so that you can front-load your technical training if needed.

2. Additional MTA Course

Depending on your subject specialism, we're offering a range of Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) courses, including HTML 5, Software Development Fundamentals, and Operating System Fundamentals, which are all highly regarded in the tech industry.

3. Optional Self-Paced Online Training

Get software-specific training that will give you an extra boost in your day to day work. Choose from a range of options, including Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office and the IC3 GS5 Digital Literacy certification.

Our apprenticeship programmes include completing work-related assessment plans and projects. While it's not ideal to be away from the workplace, we've been working hard to minimise the disruption and identify ways to help you get ahead on assessments while lockdown continues. To this end, we've developed Assessment Projects - "super plans" made up of 3-4 assessment plans that could be started from home. Apprentices can make headway on these, with the support of our Baltic Learning Mentors, ready to finalise on their return to work.

Remember, an apprenticeship is 12-15 months of ongoing professional development, not just for quarantine. If you're ready to make that commitment, we've got the support to help you get off to a flying start.

Download your 12 week apprenticeship onboarding plan today, or get in touch with our team to start planning your workforce development journey.

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