Business School Apprentices by Maggie Bishop

May. 2, 2019 by

Maggie Bishop, University of Exeter Business School Are there any particular barriers that were overcome to embed apprentices within your team? I think mind-sets. Initially academic staff might ask ‘will an apprentice be able to handle this work?’ ‘Is there

Sports Park Apprenticeships by Neal Sheppard

Mar. 26, 2019 by

Neal Sheppard, Assistant Director of Sport – Operations Are there any particular barriers that were overcome to embed apprentices in your team? The main concerns we had was around how we could support apprentices within our teams as they all operate

Kathryn Coombes Talks to us about how she manages her Apprentices

Feb. 26, 2019 by

Kathryn Coombes (MCIPD) Team Leader, People Development, People Services Were there any barriers to apprenticeships within your team? We haven’t had any barriers getting apprentices in because the nature of our team is learning and development, so Clive (Head of

Dave Evans talks about Apprentices in the Grounds Team

Jan. 17, 2019 by

David Evans, Operations Manager, Grounds, University of Exeter Are there any barriers to apprenticeships? No, we have employed apprentices in arboriculture, which is a very small team of people, apprentices in sport, and 2 apprenticeships in gardening (horticulture), one of which

Reflections on our Approach to Apprenticeships

Mar. 12, 2018 by

Jonathan Cresswell Head of Apprenticeships University of Exeter Reflections on our Approach to Apprenticeships After my one year secondment to People Services as Head of Apprenticeships, I thought I would write an article focusing on my reflections on the impact of our

Grounds Team Apprenticeships

Feb. 28, 2018 by

Iain Park Director of Grounds University of Exeter Our Grounds staff are very willing to share their knowledge with people who are not as experienced as themselves. There were initial barriers about who could provide the apprenticeship training that we

Case Study – Line Managing an Apprentice – Kerrie Gove

Aug. 7, 2017 by

Kerrie Gove Executive Assistant College of Humanities We currently employ one Apprentice in the College of Humanities Dean’s Office who is undertaking an NVQ in Business Administration.  She carries out various office-based tasks, including: filing, printing, act as the first

Case Study – Line Managing an Apprentice – Dave Gregory

Jun. 21, 2017 by

Dave Gregory Mechanical Engineering Manager Technical Services During my 45 years in the Engineering trade I noticed a marked reduction in the recruitment of apprentices to industry and now welcome the re-introduction of the University’s scheme to support not only

Case Study – Line Managing an Apprentice – Lee Taylor

Jun. 13, 2017 by

Lee Taylor Infrastructure Systems Team Exeter IT An established and senior member of my existing team Matt Harvey took the opportunity to take part in the University Degree Apprenticeship Programme for Digital & Technology Solutions for entry during 2016/2017. I

Case Study – Line Managing an Apprentice – Alan Orgée

Jun. 9, 2017 by

Alan Orgée Gas Manager & Deputy Manager for Direct Works Estate Services Apprenticeships bring young people into our industry, many of them with huge potential. If they work hard enough, like our three apprentices Georgie, Jon & James have on

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