Unionlearn will launch a new eNote aimed at helping apprentices at it’s Supporting Learners Conference tomorrow (15th February) in Liverpool.
The new interactive eNote “Apprenticeships – know your rights” explains why a quality apprenticeship is a great way to earn money while developing skills for a rewarding career. It explains that new apprentices will be entering the world of work but learning as they do so, studying for a qualification, and possibly a degree.
This eNote is a self-contained module that contains a mixture of text, video and quizzes. It lasts for 10 minutes and can be returned to as many times as you like.
The eNote answers lots of questions that new apprentices would need to know, including:
- What is an apprenticeship?
- Can I do one?
- What kind of apprenticeships can I do?
- How long will they take?
It also highlights what makes a high quality apprenticeship, what commitment an apprentice would have to sign up to and includes a number of case studies from apprentices.
Unionlearn Strategy Manager Iain Murray said:
Unions and workplace reps are at the forefront of supporting apprentices and negotiating high quality apprenticeship programmes that benefit both the employee and the employer. This new eNote is an ideal way for potential or new apprentices and unions to find out more about the rights and benefits of being signed up to a high quality training programme."
TUC Education Manager Jackie Williams added:
The new Apprenticeships – know your rights eNote is the latest in a series of informative and interactive resources that TUC Education and unionlearn have developed to give unions, reps and others the information they need to support workplace members.
If you are an apprentice, support apprentices, are in a workplace with apprentices or know someone looking at becoming an apprentice then this new eNote really is for you."
To access the new eNote just complete the short registration form at https://www.unionlearn.org.uk/apprenticeship/knowyourrights