SILK facilitated a workshop to look at Kent County Council’s Apprenticeship Strategy and work with current and past Apprentices to learn from their experiences. During the workshop we looked at apprentices positive and negative experiences to influence the strategy and the way in which the Apprenticeship scheme is co-ordinated.
At the workshop the apprentices worked through their individual timelines (see photo) to discuss how they had become part of the apprenticeship programme and what they planned once the programme had finished.
Changes to the apprenticeship programme were suggested by the participants and they came up with a list of actions including being involved in arranging the next meeting. Other actions included advertising the apprenticeship scheme on social media sites like Facebook and improving the current apprenticeship website. It was agreed that apprentices would be encouraged to be involved in the advertising and promotion of the programme.