Are you thinking of starting an Apprenticeship in 2018 or are you currently undertaking one now? Apprenticeships are a great way to get experience on-the-job while you get paid and are a foot in the door to the career you want. That’s pretty awesome. As with any job, some apprentices will excel in their position while others won’t do as well as they hope for. Why is that? It can be a little daunting going from school or unemployment straight into the workforce. Suddenly there is a lot expected of you and it can take time to settle into a new position with people you have probably never met before. The attitude you bring to the job makes a big difference to whether or not you do well. Out in the workforce, people like to work alongside people who are friendly and easy to get along with and those who take pride in their work. It’s super important to make the effort to be someone that people enjoy working with. Beyond that, there are loads of extra things you can do to really shine in your role. We’ve put together a quick guide to making the most of your apprenticeship and boost your career in 2018.
1. Set goals Be that go-getter who sets goals for yourself. Brainstorm what you want to achieve by the end of the year, like what you want to learn and what skills you want to have. Then set about achieving these things. In the workforce, it’s ultimately up to you to become the best version of yourself.