5 Top Tips For Succeeding As An Apprentice
Gaining an apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity, but it can only be as successful as you make it. To help you to get the most out of your experience, we’ve put together these five top tips:
- Be punctual – You should always aim to arrive at work 10 – 15 minutes early to allow time to set up, get a drink and have a quick chat before starting your day. Of course, there may be occasions where you are running late due to unforeseen circumstances, so you should always get in touch with your employer to explain the situation – this shows you are reliable and trustworthy!
- Take pride in your appearance – Whether you’re working directly with customers, on a building site, or behind the scenes in an internal role, it’s important to look the part.
- Believe in yourself – Remember, you would not have been successful in gaining the apprenticeship if you weren’t capable, so believe in yourself and be confident. A positive attitude will always shine through and will help you to build strong working relationships with your colleagues.
- If you’re unsure, ask a question – There is no shame in asking a question if you’re unsure about something. You’re always learning new things as an apprentice and your employer will be more than happy to help whenever and wherever you need it.
- Work hard and prove your worth – As we said, an apprenticeship can only be as successful as you make it. When you start your new role, work hard and show willing. You sold yourself in the interview and now it’s time to prove your worth within the team and the wider organisation.