eea-facebookThe Oxford dictionary defines an apprentice as ‘a person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer’. These days being an apprentice is so much more than that.

Providing the perfect platform to earn as you learn whilst taking your first step on the career ladder, apprenticeships have never been more topical.

There are many benefits to being an apprentice but we know that it can often be a daunting time too. You may be the only apprentice in an organisation, be the youngest member of the team and feel a lot less competent compared to colleagues with decades of experience in your field.

East of England Apprentices is about bringing together apprentices, past, present and future, to share their experiences, advice and socialise with like minded folk who are at a similar stage in their chosen careers. Our quarterly meet ups are packed with networking opportunities, presentations and the chance to chat and swap stories.

If you’re wondering whether an apprenticeship is for you then it’s a unique opportunity to ask those who have already walked in your shoes and get some advice on the application process – as well as some inside info on what it’s really like to be an apprentice.

Perhaps you’ve recently completed an apprenticeship and want to give something back; share your tips and hints for a successful apprenticeship with a new generation of apprentices?

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East of England Apprentices is also open to businesses and organisations who are looking for an apprentice. If you’re looking to expand your team and kick-start someone’s career through an apprenticeship then the group has the perfect pool of potential candidates. The same goes for companies who provide services to the apprenticeship marketplace, whether it’s support services for funding or you’re an apprenticeship recruitment service.

An apprenticeship is a unique window into the world of work and East of England Apprentices is here to help you make the most of this exciting and enriching experience.

Join East of England Apprentices here: http://www.meetup.com/East-of-England-Apprentices/