The first essential skill is communication
Every day, you must work with employees, employers, and apprentices. Every person is unique, and understanding how to interact with them is crucial to ensure that the correct message is received.
The second most crucial skill is problem-solving
Dealing with fresh challenges every day! While it may seem that my job is “putting out fires,” the truth is that everything depends on you as an apprentice. You will gain the capacity to solve problems quickly and empathise with others.
Negotiation is the third critical skill
Everything seems to be on sale; employers, apprentices, and suppliers want to guarantee they have what they need. So making agreements that everyone can live with is a vital talent.
The fourth essential skill is strategic thinking
You must consider the next 5 to 10 years as an apprentice. After that, your decisions will impact your team’s livelihood for the next decade.
Teamwork is an important skill
Understanding your team’s strengths and allowing them to express them is essential.
Saying NO is an important skill
When it comes to customers, You’ll naturally tend to say yes. But, you’ll have to rewire your brain to realise that there are times when you need to say NO!