The first important skill is communication ability.
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 as a apprentice, everything is dependent on you. 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 all want to guarantee they have what they need. Making agreements that everyone can live with is a vital talent to have.
The fourth essential skill is strategic thinking.
As a apprentice, you must think about the next 5 to 10 years. The decisions you make now 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 important.
Saying NO is an important skill.
What a harsh lesson to learn. When it comes to customers, You’ll have a natural tendency to say yes. You’ll have to rewire your brain to realise that there are times when you need to say NO!