How to Make the Most of Your Apprenticeship

apprentice with mentor in workshop

Enrolling in an apprenticeship is an experience which could shape the rest of your life, so making the most out of it is important, especially since you only have a year or so to complete it.

This is easier said than done, however, and for many young people, it’s easy to be intimidated by such a huge change in your life. There’s no reason to be afraid, though, as there are ways which you can help make the most of your apprenticeship.

Get to Know Your Colleagues

Half the fun of completing an apprenticeship is getting to know the people you’re working with. It’s a great way to make friends and makes your working life much more engaging and enjoyable. We’re not saying you have to befriend everybody but it doesn’t hurt to make an effort.

Be Positive

Approaching your apprenticeship with a positive mindset is integral to succeeding. Recognises your successes when they happen and always put a good spin on any feedback you receive.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions

In case you feel foolish in asking what you might think is a silly question, don’t be! Apprenticeships are all about learning and your mentor/teacher is the person who is meant to guide you throughout your learning process.

Ask for Help

On a similar note, don’t be afraid to ask for help even if you think you should be doing better. Everyone needs help and for many apprentices, their new job can be a steep learning curve. Your employer, mentor and even fellow colleagues will always be happy to help.

Enjoy Yourself!

Finally, the most integral part of your apprenticeship is to enjoy yourself! Opportunities like this rarely come around and for many apprentices, this may be the best year of your life.

If this post has inspired you to look into apprenticeships, find out more by exploring our apprenticeships page at GET.