EASI aims to ensure every Apprentice receives the individual support they need to navigate the successful completion of their Apprenticeship as well as the ups and downs of life!
Many of our Apprentices are school leavers, which means they are entering both the workplace and the advanced learning environment at the same time, and for most, for the first time!
EASI understand how daunting this can be, and take care to explain the points below at interview, induction and throughout the training:
- the various stages of the programme and how and when you will progress,
- the expectations EASI Trainers and salons have regarding conduct and punctuality,
- details of duties and tasks that you will be involved with and
- how you should stay safe.
At EASI we have a friendly and welcoming environment, where you are a valued member of our team – each Learner and member of staff is equally important to us and we work together to achieve.
Welfare and wellbeing are high on the EASI agenda and many measures are in place to ensure you enjoy your studies.
There are plenty of occasions when Learners feel overwhelmed, and not always with their training, and EASI have dedicated Learner Support professionals who monitor progress and behaviour patterns. Any dips in motivation are quickly identified and addressed. This approach offers Learners individual emotional support, someone to talk to and an opportunity to explore help via external channels if appropriate.
At EASI we help you to recognise and understand that your feelings are valid, but that they are often temporary or have occurred for a reason, and we will support you in overcoming your fears, challenges or work through a situation, with your future in mind.
The Learner Support Coordinators work with the Learner (and occasionally parents/carers), the Trainer, other EASI staff, and the salon, to resolve any concerns or worries with the overall aim of ensuring Learners achieve their goals.
Additionally, as an Ofsted regulated education provider, EASI has a duty to safeguard our Learners and staff, and we give a lot of advice on staying safe, with regards to local issues, as well as promoting British Values to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.