Last month was Stress Awareness Month and this month follows with Mental Health Awareness Week (9th - 15th May 2022). 
 
Did you know that loneliness has a huge impact on our physical and mental health? This Mental Health Awareness Week we want to tackle the epidemic of loneliness. 
Maths is a huge barrier for a lot of our learners and can stop learners completing their apprenticeship. But why is this? We explore how your past experience can affect your learning, and how to overcome these barriers. 
Apprenticeships have many benefits to the learners and employers who use them. Some of these you might not be aware of when you first start a programme. Read more below about the impact on loyalty, morale, productivity, confidence and soft skills. 
Large businesses with a pay bill of over £3m have been paying the Apprenticeship Levy since 2017. Some departments may have seen real benefits from investing in apprenticeships and have lots of positive success stories. But it isn’t always easy to communicate those benefits to senior leaders or to departments that aren’t using apprenticeships. 
 
A great way to raise the profile of apprenticeships and ensure you are getting value for money is to measure your Return on Investment or ROI. 
The Apprentice Minimum Wage is set to rise on 1st of April 2022, from £4.30 to £4.81 per hour. At Fareport, we believe that employers should look beyond this if they want to recruit and retain the best apprentices. 
Management apprenticeships get a hard time in the FE and HR press. Journalists reel at the uptake in apprenticeships for “managers” and older employees, rather than young and newly recruited employees. Many people don’t realise that apprenticeships have been created for all levels, not just the traditional young apprentices as it was in the past. We believe strongly that there is a place for both types of apprenticeships. 
Since the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, apprenticeships are being discussed in the Board Room as well as in the Training Room. Whether you have been delivering apprenticeships for years or are new to apprenticeship training, the levy provides an opportunity to develop a long term, business-led apprenticeship strategy. 
As a line manager your role is crucial to the success of the apprenticeship. Without line manager support most apprentices will not fully benefit from doing an apprenticeship and in some cases will struggle to complete their programme. 
 
At Fareport Training we realise that this can be daunting for many busy managers, with almost 1 in 2 managers saying they do not feel confident in supporting their apprentices. We are here to help you and ensure that your apprentice gets the maximum benefit from their apprenticeship programme. 
Whether you have hundreds of apprentices or are considering taking your first one, there are a number of ways you can make sure your apprentice is engaged, motivated and getting the most from their training programme. 
 
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