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Kaplan Apprenticeship Advisory Panel

What is the Apprenticeship Advisory Panel and why have we set it up?

Understanding the views of our apprentices and getting their input is really important to us. It helps us to continually evaluate and improve our Apprenticeship programmes. Whilst feedback is invited from all of our apprentices, we’ve created an Apprenticeship Advisory Panel that will be represented by current Kaplan apprentices.

Members will provide information and feedback about their views and attitudes towards Apprenticeships, as well as valuable insights into life as a Kaplan apprentice.

Acting as the voice of the apprentice, the Advisory Panel members will attend a quarterly 'virtual' meeting with an Apprentice Panel Sponsor (APS). The APS will be a senior member of Kaplan staff who will facilitate meetings and ensure all members are able to contribute to discussions.

The discussions and output from the meetings are reported and shared with the senior leadership team at Kaplan, who will use this to inform changes to our programmes as required and enhance our Apprenticeship offering.

Become a member of the panel

Are you passionate about how Apprenticeships can make a difference in the professions? Do you want to contribute to improvements in Apprenticeships?

The Commitment

What we need from you

  • Attend four virtual Advisory Panel meetings per year, lasting approximately 90 minutes each.
  • Participate fully in each of the meetings with professionalism and respect for your fellow members.
  • Agree to participate for a minimum of one year.

The Benefits

  • You’ll get first hand 'shadow board' experience working with senior members of Kaplan.
  • Opportunities to demonstrate and develop your communication, presentation and influencing skills, which will assist you in commercial life.
  • You can add board level skills to your CV and it provides you with an opportunity to represent the voice of apprentices.
  • Dependent on your Apprenticeship standard, participation may also contribute to your 20% off the job training.

Please note this will be a volunteer appointment and will not be remunerated.

Eligibility

To join our Apprenticeship Advisory Panel you have to be an apprentice currently training on a Kaplan Apprenticeship Programme. We’ve got a place for eight apprentice members and we encourage a broad and diverse representation.

How to apply

There is a short application form that we need you to complete* by 27th July 2020.

As well as a few details about you and the Apprenticeship programme you’re on, we’d like you to record a short video of yourself (no longer than 2 minutes), telling us:

  1. Why you’d like to join the Advisory Panel.
  2. How you feel your experience as a Kaplan apprentice will enable you to be a valuable member of the Advisory Panel.

Once you’ve done this, upload your video to YouTube and set the video visibility to unlisted, so only those with the link can ever see it, and add the unique URL link to your application form.

*Please obtain employer approval before submitting your application.

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How to upload a video to YouTube

To upload a video to YouTube, you will first need to create a channel to upload it to. Instructions on how to create a channel and upload videos are below:

  • Log into YouTube using a Google or Gmail account
  • Click on the 'Create' icon in the top right corner
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to create a channel
  • Once a channel has been created, click the 'Create' icon again and follow the instructions to upload a video
  • In the 'visibility' section, list your video as unlisted if you do not want it to be publicly available

Further information on channel creation and uploading videos.

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