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Award Winning Apprentice & Graduate Work-Ready Programmes

Bowles understands the support that apprentices & graduates need in order to to become more confident and to prepare them for the challenges of the working environment. In February 2016 our Work-Ready programme won the Bronze award at the Voice of Apprenticeship event. This award recognises our success in supporting the apprentice sector. We would like to thank our clients for their testimonials and support for our nomination.

Our Work Ready Programmes help apprentices and graduates to:

  • Develop the soft skills required to progress in the workplace
  • Understand what makes a good leader
  • Cultivates the use of initiative
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Understand the need for effective communication

Stunning Learning Environment…

Bowles combines unique indoor and outdoor experiences with the guidance of knowledgeable and approachable facilitators. From the outset, delegates are encouraged to contribute & engage in a way that builds self-awareness and confidence. Activities and challenges are blended effectively to highlight personal strengths and development opportunities both in an inspirational and safely controlled manner. By providing stimulating experiences in our beautiful location, apprentices leave us feeling motivated and enthused and ready for the challenges ahead.

 Methods of Facilitation

  • Personality Profiling (MBTI)
  • Team Role Preferences (Belbin)
  • Team-led challenge events
  • Group exercises
  • Problem-solving activities
  • Discussion and reviews
  • 1-2-1 & group feedback
  • Action planning

Sample Apprentice Programme

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“The site at Bowles provides an ideal location for our apprentices to investigate inter-personal skills they might not before have considered before. We are looked after well with comfortable accommodation, great food and knowledgeable facilitators.”

Norland Managed Services

"I really hope this is the start of a long and prosperous relationship! The Apprentices took great learning from the programme which they will carry forward to their next placement." British Airways