Hiring a student or apprentice can be rewarding for both the workplace and for the student/apprentice.
However this requires careful consideration to ensure a successful, supportive and effective placement occurs.
This factsheet looks at supporting you to successfully integrate students/apprentices into your workplace setting.
Many early years providers have told us that often when students exit programmes of training, they are not work ready.
‘Growing your own’ staff through an apprenticeship is an ideal opportunity to ensure they are fully embedded in the practices within the setting by the time they are qualified.
Through ‘growing your own’ new entrants, you can control the quality of their performance and watch them blossom into a fully qualified early years professional.