Apprenticeship Ambassador Programme
Our aim is to increase the number of young people actively considering an Apprenticeship as a career opportunity.
One of the Greater Manchester (GM) Apprenticeship Hub Plan refers to a commitment to raise awareness of Apprenticeships in schools.
Progress so far
289 Recruited and Trained
124 out of 160 (77.5%) Attended across GM
The Apprenticeship Ambassador Programme recruits and trains apprentices to promote their positive experiences to young people in schools and colleges across Greater Manchester. GMLPN coordinate ambassador visits and presentations, ambassadors are able to present to young people, teachers, parents and carers promoting the value and long term career benefits of Apprenticeships.
Our role is to:
- Recruit and train ambassadors
- Promote the offer to schools
- Coordinate and support ambassador attendance at events
What’s in it for me?
Why nominate an Apprenticeship Ambassador? (Employer)
Nominating an employee to become an Apprenticeship Ambassador has benefits for both the employer and the apprentice. The programme gives the apprentice the tools to successfully develop and deliver their own presentations to audiences of 10 – 30 young people confidentally. This helps them to develop both personally and professionally.
The time commitment from the ambassador can be as much or as little as the employer is able to spare them for. Typically presentations will be around an hour and careers events can be a day or half-day event.
Why nominate an Apprenticeship Ambassador? (Provider)
Nominating an ambassador can be useful to providers in encouraging the development of their apprentices. The programme gives ambassadors the tools to effectively and successfully develop and deliver a success presentation to an audience of 10 – 30 people.
Many ambassadors have stated that the programme has given them new skills that they can utilise at work, such as:
- Increasing their interpersonal skills
- Communicating effectively and clearly with young people and adults
- Positively representing their Employer and Provider externally
- Enhancing their knowledge of Apprenticeships
These skills are reflected in many of the new Apprenticeship Standards and involvement as an Ambassador can contribute to the 20% off-the-job training by offering practical presentation skills.
Once trained, Apprenticeship Ambassadors can also support your own school engagement teams to promote your organisation.
Why book an Apprenticeship Ambassador? (Schools)
This is a free service which will support schools to respond to the Statutory Careers Guidance and Inspiration in Schools document written by the Department for Education. This independent service aims to expand knowledge around Apprenticeships by offering information and advice on Apprenticeships for young people, as well as motivating and inspiring them by having a current or recently qualified apprentice attend and share their experience.
Across GM the Apprenticeship Ambassadors Programme has been invited into over 60% of schools and colleges.
Apprenticeship Ambassadors talk about their Apprenticeship experience including their day to day job role. They explain how they found out about their Apprenticeship, how they applied for it and how they have progressed.
“Apprenticeship Ambassadors have inspired and engaged our students with their enthusiasm and their stories of their Apprenticeship journeys.”
Gillian Appleby: Careers Coordinator, Whalley Range 11-18 High School
If you would like more information, or to recommend/become an ambassador please email Matthew Leigh; Matthew.firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: 0161 654 1508