How Apprenticeships Can Help Combat Poor Management in the Workplace

The UK has a large and growing leadership and management skills gap, with businesses consistently struggling to recruit skilled managers across all levels of their organisation. And yet managers are amongst the least likely to receive formal training in the UK.

As a result, more businesses have begun implementing Management Apprenticeships to develop essential skills in both their existing, and new staff. After all, poor people management can lead to an array of issues.

Management Apprenticeships can help to facilitate your business, allowing you to benefit from a good return on your investment, the opportunity to develop new recruits to meet the individual needs of your business, plus new skills and energy for your team.

Combatting Poor Management in the Workplace

It’s surprising just how much the relationship between a manager and a worker can affect a worker’s job performance. Bad management practises can deflate employee morale, cause stress and cost the company money. Without the right skillset and training, a newly appointed manager can cause havoc within the workplace.

Delegating, motivating, communicating and understanding team dynamics are all skills every manager should have, and are skills that Management Training apprenticeships include. Without such skills, you could end up with a team of disgruntled employees.

In order to succeed in your position as manager, it’s important to possess the following skillset;

  1. Clear communication; employees cannot read employer’s minds, so clear and precise instruction is best
  2. Planning and organisational skills; unnecessary stress and a lethargic attitude are often the result of mismanagement
  3. Motivating your team; different people are motivated in different ways. As a manager it’s your role to treat each person as an individual and give praise when required.
  4. Motivating staff members could include anything from employee bonus and reward schemes to social team outings and training courses to promotions and /or salary increases
  5. Acknowledging your team; employee acknowledgment means encouraging them to continue performing to the same high standard. Standards can often slip when employees feel unappreciated. For many, their working environment is more important than their salary. This means, as manager, the more you acknowledge, the better you’ll be at noticing potential problems and retaining your staff, which in-turn can help to prevent a high turnover
  6. Delegating; knowing the strengths of your team, allows you the ability to delegate responsibilities as you’ll have a better grasp as to which members will perform best in different roles

The Benefits of a Management Apprenticeship

The skills gained on a Management Apprenticeship course are transferable and valuable across a range of sectors and job roles, making it a popular choice amongst many organisations. After all, good managers are essential to the success of any business.

From an apprentice’s point of view, completing a Management Training apprenticeship means completing a nationally recognised qualification, earning a wage, and developing supervisory skills and knowledge in how to become a confident and efficient manager.

So, here are benefits to be gained for both the business and the trainee involved.

What Does a Management Training Apprenticeship Involve?

There are a range of team leadership and management apprenticeships available to businesses at all levels:

  • An intermediate level management training apprenticeship includes essential managerial skills from monitoring work to giving feedback and briefing teams to supporting team members, as well as; resolving problems, procuring supplies, project management and delivering and improving customer service.
  • An advanced level management training apprenticeship includes the same skills as above in addition to; planning, allocating and monitoring the work of a team, managing conflict, agreeing budgets and managing customer service.
  • A higher level management training apprenticeship includes the same skills as above in addition to; informing strategic decision making, managing budgets, planning and implementing change, leading teams, and managing projects.

For more information on the skills a Management Training Apprenticeship programme can bring to your business, speak to us today at Sensible Training.

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