A very succinct list here that applies to all sectors: 


•  Set clear expectations about what you will do as an organisation to support your apprentice and what you expect from them

•  Provide a job profile

•  Provide a support network and offer ongoing mentoring and coaching

•  Be supportive about time required to be off-site learning, studying or revising

•  Offer opportunities for an apprentice to put what they’ve learned into action

•  Allow apprentices to have some responsibility, attend events and meet suppliers

•  Enable them to move around different parts of the business

•  Offer a range of opportunities for meaningful work


•  Treat an apprentice like another pair of hands to do the day job

•  Leave them to their own devices to decide what to do next 

•  Let them risk floundering, they will need ongoing input and engagement to ensure they stay motivated and on-track

•  Overload them, remember that they will need time out of the office

•  Assume you have to be a big business for this to work