Nick is not an author. Nor a public speaker. Or a self-confessed expert.
Nick was a business apprentice; once was a social media officer; and an e-commerce executive. Now, he's the marketing officer at Social Enterprise Kent at only 20 years old. He holds qualifications in both business and marketing, and currently balancing his time between a top 20 university while managing the marketing function.
Social Enterprise Kent offers management training in Kent and personal development training in Kent. From open courses to in-house training, we're flexible to customer requirements and prides itself on outstanding customer service.
Lynette, great post, easy and enjoyable to read. You made an interesting point about the apprenticeship levy only really working at degree and Master's levels in areas where skill gaps need bridging. But, I think the problem is the perception of who an apprenticeship is for, which will put older people off from doing it. Nonetheless, it'll be interesting to see what happens over the next few years - it doesn't look like the government is going to achieve their optimistic target of 3 million apprenticeship starts.
Hello, Helen. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this article. There was an interesting note on the different viewpoints from the younger generation and the 'older generation' (the employers). I think as a younger person myself, we are taught 'soft skills' through our educational career that we think we're ready. But, obviously, there's so much more to learn and practice for that matter. Additionally, I think employers should promote soft skill development through training, but sadly, they're often reluctant because results are only guaranteed if the employee puts it into practice. I completely agree with pretty much all your points.
The use of badges and trophies to recognise achievement rather than reward is particularly interesting. It enhances the feeling of actually achieving something.