Apprentice team leaders help support their staff, manage workflow, and resolve difficulties. They are in charge of the company’s day-to-day operations, monitoring production and discovering growth opportunities. In addition, team leaders stay current on crucial regulations and ensure that their teams obey them.
Throughout your apprenticeship, you may help:
- plan workloads and rotas
- allocate tasks to team members
- brief teams on targets, initiatives and policy changes
- report on team performance and do individual performance reviews
- keep up to date with regulations.
- Starting salaries for an apprentice is £15,000 per year.
- Experienced team leaders can earn up to £30,000 per year.
You will typically work 39 to 41 hours per week, including evenings and weekends on shifts.
You could work in an office, in a contact centre, in a factory or at a store.
Qualifications you can achieve as an apprentice team leader include:
- Level 3 Team Leader or Supervisor – Entry requirements for this level include 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship.
On a team leader apprenticeship, you’ll learn:
- leadership skills
- the ability to motivate and manage staff
- the ability to organise your time and workload
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to use your initiative
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- excellent verbal communication skills
- business management skills
- to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently.
Career path and progression
With training and experience, you could move into middle management and then senior management positions.
You could also move into a different industry.