Become an Apprenticeship Ambassador
To be an Apprenticeship Ambassador, you must be – or have been – an Apprentice and be prepared to talk about your experiences. This could be at a school assembly, careers fair or business briefing for example.
Your employer will need to agree for you to take part, as you will be representing them and will be required to attend some training and events during working hours. We expect Ambassadors to attend 2-3 events per year but requirements are flexible to suit you and your employer.
So what’s involved?
- You’ll attend a training and preparation session where we’ll tell you all about the Apprenticeship Ambassador role and give you the opportunity to practice giving a presentation and telling your story
- You’ll receive an Apprenticeship Ambassador certificate of achievement
- We’ll write a case study about you, including some photos, to share on our website and social media and to display at careers events
- Following the training day, we’ll contact you and your employer to ask you about attending specific events – such as a careers talk at your local school or an employer briefing
- You and your employer decide whether you will attend each event. For example, you may be happy to help run a stand but prefer not to speak in an assembly, or you may not be able to attend certain events due to work commitments
- We may ask you to contribute to Apprenticeships stories in the local media – such as newspaper articles or radio interviews
What’s in it for me?
You’ll have the opportunity to develop your presentation and public speaking skills – something you may also be able to use towards your NVQ if you’re currently an Apprentice. You’ll be able to tell your story to help others and to take part in promotional and creative activities – we’d love to hear your ideas and get you involved!
What’s in it for my employer?
- You’ll represent them at various events – helping to raise awareness of them as an employer
- They’ll gain publicity from you taking part in the programme
- We’ll produce a case study about you and your employer, including photos they can use
- You’ll develop your skills – such as communication, public speaking, planning, time management – which will benefit them too
I’m in – what next?
If you’re interested in becoming an Apprenticeship Ambassador, or you’re an employer who would like to put forward an Apprentice to join the scheme, get in touch with us. We would love to hear from you.