- 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
- 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
- 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
- 4. How well organised/structured is your programme?
- 5. How much support do you receive from your employer?
- 6. How much support do you receive from your training provider when working towards your qualifications?
- 7. How well do you feel that your qualification (through your training provider) helps you to perform better in your role?
- 8. Are there extra-curricular activities to get involved in at your work? (For example, any social activities, sports teams, or even professional networking events.)
- 9a. Would you recommend Inspire ATA Ltd. to a friend?
- 9b. Why?
- 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Inspire ATA Ltd.?
Leading on Performance Management as part of our HR and Operations function for all our hosted apprentices. Supporting with absence, training, well-being and pastoral care. I am also a designated safeguarding lead. My goal is to offer robust support to maximise the apprentice and host placement experience, to actively problem solve and identify additional CDP opportunities. I also take lead on career based Information, advice and guidance sessions and champion positive destinations for all our apprentices.
I have developed my skills in the principals of HR, learning good practice within performance management, and managing absenteeism. This has meant that I can work smarter and be more effective in my role. I have also learned how to priorities my day and implemented using the Eisenhower method approach.
I really enjoyed my programme, it is useful to learn on the job, as you can put theory into practice, rather than just in a classroom. Being able to use real life examples when applying management models was really helpful to adapt my own approach and learn from my mistakes. I would recommend an apprenticeship.
My learning was broken down into bitesize chunks to allow me to work in my role, but also take valuable study time out to complete my assignments and gather the evidence that I needed for my portfolio. My tutor was amazing and helped to keep me on track and find the best evidence to use as part of my EPA.
My manager gave me a lot of support and guidance, and was always on hand to answer questions and give me feedback. I was allowed to work autonomously and learn by doing and making mistakes with feedback and suggestions on how to improve my own performance, whilst balancing my studies.
My assessor was always there when I needed her, with some good tips on logging my off the job training, suggestions on how I can implement what I learned and also how to manage some issues that I was dealing. I received good praise on my work and this help to motivate me to continue and I am pleased that this support helped me to get a Distinction at EPA!
My programme has enabled me to effectively manage people, give support, and assist in their own development of their skills and behaviours. I have also been able to coach and mentor effectively using key management theories such as Macgregor and Herzberg. Using the theories and the management techniques has definitely helped me be better in my role.
Yes, my company has regular socials on line, we also attend sessions on well-being and had a week long 30 minute lunch break focusing on mental health awareness week. This was a good opportunities to share our thoughts with other people in different departments. This provides positive relationship building and networking opportunities.
Inspire ATA is a great company, everyone is passionate about what they do, and it is a pleasure to work in this type of environment. There is a variety of support on offer and ways that you can continue to develop your skills and knowledge. II have really flourished since I have been here.
Be open to learn, have a good think about the career path that you want, think about your own current skills and experience and what you want from a job. Be yourself, be honest if you don't have all the experience don't worry skills can be learned but no-one can teach you to be passionate or be enthusiastic for the job. Show that at interview and you are sure to be successful.
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Health & Social Care Services