Apprenticeship toolkit

Supporting apprentice employability

Not all apprentices are guaranteed a job with their current employer at the end of their apprenticeship so training providers need a strong focus on developing the employability skills of their apprentices.

Five strategies for encouraging use of digital technology in programmes of study are:

  • Develop tech-enhanced authentic and simulated learning experiences (for example, using virtual reality (VR) or augmented reality technologies (AR)
  • Help students engage and communicate with employers (for example, social media)
  • Develop students’ lifelong learning skills (for example, peer feedback)
  • Develop students’ employability skills (for example, skills scans)
  • Develop students’ digital capability

Examples of effective practice

Developing professional networks: Abingdon and Witney College worked with learners, teachers and employers to show how LinkedIn can help vocational learners develop professional networks. The outcomes are available as an interactive toolkit and learning content that can be embedded in your Moodle site.

Making the transition from study to employment: This video shows how the use of e-portfolios at Southampton Solent University has helped learners better demonstrate their skills to employers.

Employability skills passport: Hull College Group has created an employability skills passport for its learners. Find out more about the approach to employability adopted by Goole College in our case study.