The AAN is primarily an employer-led network, although membership from other key stakeholders will be considered by ESFA, National chair and Regional chairs.
WHAT DOES AN APPRENTICESHIP AMBASSADOR DO?
Our Apprenticeship Ambassadors are expected to:
- proactively champion apprenticeships in their own networks, including customers, supply chains, and trade and sector bodies
- act as a role model to promote and encourage breadth and diversity within apprenticeships
- share experiences, knowledge and skills, and talk positively and honestly about the impact an apprentice has made within their organisation - for example, through case studies, meetings, events and social media
- endorse apprenticeships at job fairs, skills shows and events, and educate other employers about the benefits of apprenticeships
- volunteer to undertake their role for approximately 1 day every 3 months
THE BENEFITS FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP AMBASSADOR
As an Apprenticeship Ambassador, you can:
- be part of a network of trusted and influential Apprenticeship Ambassadors locally, as part of the wider region
- expand your own networking and peer-to-peer support opportunities
- join a LinkedIn group for approved ambassadors to further facilitate networking, and share best practice and hot topics
- attend an annual regional conference to share good practice, network across the regional ambassador group and hear topical speakers including Ministers
- expect to see promotions via our social media channels to support key messages and campaigns (e.g. National Apprenticeship Week) and showcase your role as both a significant employer and Apprenticeship Ambassador
PRINCIPLES OF BEING AN AMBASSADOR
Your ability to champion apprenticeships across the country is critical to the success and growth of the network. Your work will make a huge contribution to the reputation of apprenticeships.
All ambassadors must follow the following key principles:
More info: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-7-principles-of-public-life/the-7-principles-of-public-life--2
THE AMBASSADOR CODE OF CONDUCT
The code of conduct has been developed to provide a guide for Ambassadors. It sets out behavioural expectations and will ensure that all Ambassadors maintain a level of professional conduct that is acceptable to other Ambassadors, employers and key stakeholders.
As an ambassador, you'll be expected to:
- be friendly and welcoming to all
- be supportive and committed to other ambassadors
- respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants. regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background or religious beliefs or sexual identity
- be aware when using social media that offensive content such as racial, ethnic, sexual, religious, and physical disability slurs will not be tolerated
- report inappropriate behaviour or risky situations to the Ambassador Network
- keep yourself safe
Update on COVID-19
To view the latest guidance on providing apprenticeships during the COVID-19 pandemic click here
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