Who we work with Apprentices Apprentices With over 50 years’ experience of working with young employees. It is no surprise many organisations look to Lindley to help them develop their apprentices. Apprentice case study Leaving education and entering the world of work is a stressful and challenging time. Many young people are not fully prepared and our Apprentice Development events help them take on these new challenges. Lindley’s approach to Apprentice Development Lindley programmes are highly participative and interactive. Experienced trainers deliver input and coach throughout. A range of carefully designed outdoor exercises use activities to mirror common challenges in the work place. The exercises enable participants to 'live the learning' with opportunities for practising new skills, sharing best practice, discussing real issues encountered at work and devising appropriate strategies for managing personal change. We don’t have a standard programme as we recognise that organisations have very different cultures and need us to focus on different outcomes. Below are some typical outcomes and a tried and successful learning model. Illustrative outcomes from a Lindley Apprentice Development programme: An enhanced return on investment as a result of apprentices who can work with others to meet client needs plan out their work and solve problems carefully and creatively take responsibility for self, colleagues & clients manage their behaviour through self awareness, self confidence & resilience learn effectively ‘on and through the job’ Designed to deliver for the employer Although many of our programmes have common features and similar outcomes we don’t have a standard programme. We recognise that our programmes can be used at different points in the wider apprentice development programme. We also recognise that industry sectors place a different emphasis on the skills and knowledge they require from their apprentices and map are learning outcomes to the different sector standards. An employing organisation’s culture and values are usually also important influencing factors in programme design. Recognition & Funding Our expertise and approach is recognised by a range of industry sector bodies and colleges & universities. We anticipate recognition and funding eligibility by the Skills Funding Agency when the first tranche of training providers are recognised for Apprentice Levy funding regime in 2017. Apprentice Development events can be delivered at a venue to suit, but we highly recommend the Hollowford Centre.