What skills should I have to be successful in middle management?

Written on: 16 May 2019

Written by: Baltic Apprenticeships

Middle level management requires a variety of skills, and arguably the most diverse within a business. They feel the pressure of those above them but also a different kind of pressure from those below them, essentially, they are the middlemen between the employees and the directors.

They are..

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How can an apprentice add tangible value?

Written on: 2 May 2019

Written by: Freya King

An apprentice can be a great asset to your team. Over the course of their training, you will reap many benefits, and once they finish, you will have a loyal and dedicated member of the team. Here are some areas that you can expect to see tangible value:

New talent

One of the most immediate benefits..

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Become a manager without experience

Written on: 11 April 2019

Written by: Bethany Lowdon

You don’t always need to have experience in a management position to land your first management role. Even without experience as a manager, you can still display knowledge, expertise and the ability to motivate and lead a team. If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, but don’t..

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How to produce a positive and productive workforce

Written on: 21 March 2019

Written by: Bethany Lowdon

Producing a positive and productive workforce can make all the different in the day-to-day work environment. Most people spend a large proportion of time in the workplace and when morale is running low so can the work load. It is important to keep staff spirits high, keeping the job enjoyable and..

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Employer Reference Guidance – Q&A

Written on: 20 March 2019

Written by: Baltic Apprenticeships

As part of your duties as an apprentice’s mentor, you will be expected to provide a comprehensive picture of their progress throughout the apprenticeship. Read on to find out the answers to our most commonly asked questions about employer references.

Q: What is the Employer Reference?

A: The..

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Understanding an apprentice's expectations of their employer

Written on: 14 February 2019

Written by: Bethany Lowdon

It is important that employers are aware of the expectations and duties that come with hiring an apprentice. An apprenticeship is a minimum of 12 months in which employers will be required to support the apprentice through their training and nurture them within the business.

Support

Apprentices..

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What components does a business case need?

Written on: 24 January 2019

Written by: Chloe Adamson

A business case is essentially a success story for the company. These four steps will show you what needs to be included to make a business case successful:

  1. The problem

You should start with addressing a real life problem. Describe what it is and find out how it originated. You then need to plan..

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Why it’s invaluable to know the difference between leading and managing

Written on: 10 January 2019

Written by: Amanda McCombie

When it comes to managing and leading a team, there is of course a crossover. Managers do lead, and leaders do manage. But it is also very important to understand that these two ideas are very different, and these differences need to be recognised in order to develop a successful team.

Leadership..

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Short term & long term objectives managers should set their apprentice

Written on: 3 January 2019

Written by: Bethany Lowdon

Apprentices are a great addition to a business. In order to maximise their potential, you should think about setting both short and long term goals. Putting clear objectives in place means that your apprentice will have something to work towards in conjunction with their training, putting their..

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