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We are the National Apprenticeship Service and we are here to champion Apprenticeships as a route to building successful and sustainable careers and a skilled workforce for the future.
We provide a dedicated service for employers and learners, working with employers to help more of them take on apprentices and ensuring more young people and adults are able to benefit from Apprenticeships.
If you are looking for a job that enables you to carry on learning, or are already in employment and want to gain further qualifications, you should be considering an Apprenticeship.
The Apprenticeship mentors on Horsesmouth are perfectly placed to help you decide if an Apprenticeship is the right option for you. They come from a range of sectors and organisations – so can advise you on a particular course or industry or help you with general issues. They have volunteered their time on Horsesmouth to offer advice based on their own experiences.
The Apprenticeship mentors on Horsesmouth come from a range of industry sectors, including advanced manufacturing, digital economy and creative industries, business and professional services, energy and environment, construction, life sciences and engineering.
We’ve made it easy for you to find mentors in a particular sector so that you can talk to someone who has the most relevant experience for you.
Our peer mentors can help give you informal support and practical guidance during your Apprenticeship. You may want to turn to a mentor if you’re having to make a difficult decision, or just to get support from someone who has ‘been there, done that’.
You can talk to the Apprenticeship mentors anonymously through Horsesmouth, at a time that is convenient for you. All interaction takes place through the safe and secure platform.
We have been a partner of Horsesmouth since 2009 and have already seen how valuable the service has been, helping hundreds of mentees across a range of industry sectors.
We want to build on the service to allow more people in, or considering Apprenticeships, to be able to access this valuable peer support.
"Who am I, you ask? I am made from all the people I've encountered and all the things I have experienced. Inside, I hold the laughter of my friends, the arguments with my parents, the chattering of young children, and the warmth from kind stranger..."
If you've lived, you've learned...and you've probably got a story to tell. Mentoring online is the perfect way to share your hard earned-wisdom with those who can benefit from your experiences and knowledge, all in a supportive, safe and secure online environment. It takes seconds to sign up and you never know who you might meet!
If you've tried using search and browsed the profiles on our site but can't find anyone who's quite right for you, send a request for a mentor to the whole community. You'll get some good responses and one or two may turn into mentoring relationships.