Company-wide apprenticeship event
We have established an annual event to help our apprentices get off to an ideal start in their programmes. At the start of every apprenticeship year the apprentices from all RLE offices – around 50 – are brought together for an introductory weekend retreat. One destination in recent years was Cuxhaven, where we spent an exciting weekend at the sea; another location was Lake Garda.
The weekend retreats give our apprentices opportunity to get to know each other despite being located at different offices and being in different years, and to talk to the trainers about apprenticeship content. This promotes communication and networking, which we consider to be a crucial part of the apprenticeship experience, and furthers teamwork in the required fashion.