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Are you a Trainer of Apprentices ?


You already deliver high quality technical skills training to the apprentices in your charge.


Now you can add “The Extras” that employer organisations are calling for and which make apprentices truly effective, contributing, desirable employees.


These are people with the attributes and behaviours that underpin success in the workplace.


To be an effective, contributing employee apprentice they need the following as well as their technical skills:-


  • Attitudinal and behavioural skills to establish and maintain relationships and focus on results and outcomes.
  • Resilience and persistence to see things through and not give up at the first hurdle
  • Open-minded to new, different, maybe conflicting ideas, information etc. in order to engage in critical thinking and deliver sound decisions
  • Learn from and apply experience. But more important have the drive to go the extra mile when needed.
  • Have the self-confidence, self-esteem, self-belief to take appropriate control over what they do, take responsibility and enjoy positive, psychological health and wellbeing.
  • Build relationships through trust and respect and well-honed people skills
  • Be objective, develop critical reasoning skills, plan and organise, problem solve and make quality decisions.


What are the attributes that underpin Success ?


Based on our research in 2015 and 2018, the skills and attributes that were seen to lead to success were:-


  • Perseverance, resilience, grit
  • Confidence and Optimism
  • Motivation, Drive, Ambition
  • Neighbourliness, Community Spirit
  • Tolerance, Respect
  • Honesty, Integrity, Dignity
  • Conscientiousness, Curiosity, Focus.


These are all learnable once the individual becomes aware of their current strengths and development areas. Research shows that conventional Personality Type questionnaires do not lend themselves to identifying these issues. Effectiveness is the result of more than personality.




PEP-Choices is the result. It consists of a short but statistically valid and reliable, on-line questionnaire. The report identifies current strengths to reinforce and areas for development.


A Handbook of “how-tos” and development assignments complements facilitation and provides a framework and support for the student, so that they take responsibility for their own learning, their goals and their achievements.


A re-measure after 6 months quantifies the gains and improvements made.


The Handbook and associated workshop or coaching activities help the student internalise change and so manage life’s emotional, often anxiety-ridden journey. It helps to develop an internal locus of control vs external validation, thus improving emotional and psychological wellbeing.


These activities are structured using the latest learning methods, making them easy to assimilate and apply.


What PEP-Choices covers:


PEP-Choices Home

• Goal & Achievement orientation

• Resilience and Persistence

• Learning from Experience

• Self-Esteem

• Critical Thinking & Reasoning (Planning &

  Organising, Decision Making, Problem-Solving)

• Task/Job Style


  • Open-mindedness
  • Drive and Focus
  • Objectivity
  • Relationships based on Trust & Respect
  • Relationship Skills (Active Listening, Feedback, Confronting)
  • Communications Style

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