At WhiteHat our ambitions are bigger than just our company. We want to make apprenticeships bigger and better for the whole of society.
So we are taking a big step forward by opening up the WhiteHat Apprentice Community to non-WhiteHat apprentices for the first time. Any employer can now sign up their apprentices to join.
This is huge. Our apprentices already tell us that our community is a game changer. Community is not only a cornerstone of the outstanding alternative to university we're building, it is more important than ever in the current climate. We have an opportunity to define the apprenticeship experience, with Community at its heart.
Everyone can benefit from connecting with people at similar stages of their careers. It’s important for resilience, mental health and personal development. But sometimes it’s harder for apprentices to find those connections within their organisations.
That’s where our community comes in. It’s one of the reasons WhiteHat apprentices are much more likely to complete their qualifications, and so likely to succeed in their companies. Now any employer can sign their apprentices up to join.
Amazing things are happening in the WhiteHat community, including:
- Events - Regular online & in-person panel events, meetups, webinars, socials + more, designed to support, connect, inspire & upskill. Click here to see what’s coming up
- Programmes - Longer-term, deeper opportunities to engage, connect & grow, including Buddying, Leadership & Mentoring Programme
- Networks - Member-led, WhiteHat-supported Networks bringing together people with shared interests & experiences e.g. Tech Network, BAME Network
- Perks - Exclusive content, weekly newsletter, free / reduced price tickets to partner events, theatre shows etc + more
The purpose? To support apprentices as they develop their natural leaderships skills. We are building a movement of apprentices and leaders from our community like Jamilah, our community President, are at its head. They are ready to improve the world, smash perceptions and achieve great things in their careers.
Our community has stepped up to the challenge of COVID-19 - when there are fewer spontaneous face to face interactions it’s more important than ever that people have ways to connect to each other. We’ve been running fully online since early March and introduced regular well-being focused events to our daily schedule, such as live instructor-led yoga and mindfulness sessions. Our online Community Hub can be accessed 24/7. It’s helping apprentices stay home, save lives and protect their own well-being.
We are constantly looking for ways to give more people the benefits of the WhiteHat experience. That’s why we continue to spend so much time in schools and community groups, telling more people about the benefits of apprenticeships. But the big one is community. We know that being part of a community can change everything.
So if you are an apprentice who wants to join, or an employer who thinks your apprentices could benefit from membership, put your details down here and we’ll be in touch.