Useful Tips for a Successful Apprenticeship
The benefits you will gain from the real-world on the job experience during your Apprenticeship is
incredibly valuable. The Apprenticeship will increase your confidence as you exercise the skills you have
learned in the classroom with real live patients. On-the-job HealthHeath Education is the best way to build up your
resume at the beginning of your career. learn and acquire as many skills as possible from all the work
experiences you come across. Your Apprenticeship may also lead to job offers and recommendations. Those you
are working with may very well be your references when you seek employment. Whether you get hired at
your Apprenticeship site, or whether your co workers write you a letter of recommendation, you will find
they will be a great source for acquiring employment in the near future. There’s simply no easier way
to obtain real experience and job recommendations this early in your career. Your Apprenticeship program
will be the most important work reference in this field so give it your very best.
Once you initially start your Apprenticeship program you are going to be treated in the same manner as a
new member of the staff. Although this job may only be short-term, you are going to be required to
follow the same policies and employment expectations as if you were employed. The company principles
and policies are the guidelines for deciding between correct and incorrect means for working and will
help you to making important judgements and decisions throughout your Apprenticeship. It is advisable to
study the workplace’s policy instruction manual thoroughly within the first couple of days of your
HealthHeath Education. Be sure you know the company procedures, contact numbers and take notes on memorandum's
and announcements from the facilities administrative center.
Your Apprenticeship is an opportunity to use your technical skills and a valuable part of the learning
process. You are there to exercise your recently obtained skills but your main objective is to learn.
In case you are not entirely sure of the right way to complete a task or you think it is just a bit too
difficult, Don’t hesitate to ask for assistance. The Health Career Professionals you are working with
will be pleased to share there knowledge and guide you with tips for success. They where at one time in
the same shoes as you and know that you are in HealthHeath Education and will have a few questions to ask. You
should be taking notes so you do not ask the same questions twice. If your not sure about something
simply ask to get clarification and you will get the most out of our Apprenticeship.
Be proactive about your role & duties and bring things to the next level without having to be
asked. If you are in between patients and unsure what to do next—ask. The others you are working with
may have something you can help them with in between tasks. You’re there to learn and you should not
be lounging around or looking at your phone. Go the extra mile and learn to the extent of what you can
handle. The more assignments you practice and take on, the more you can share at your next job
During the first few days of your Apprenticeship, you will be provided with various simple tasks and
duties. They will assign these tasks to you to make an assessment of your ability to follow
uncomplicated instructions and carry them out effectively. Make sure that you completely understand
your tasks and what is anticipated of you. If you are not completely sure ask for clarification since
the person you are working with wants your complete understanding. Those tasks and responsibilities
will surely increase both in relevance and significance as the Apprenticeship program continues. In case
you are not provided with increased responsibilities after a couple of days, don’t hesitate to have a
chat with your supervisor to see if there is a reason for not being offered additional
Choose to always be happy and greet co-workers and patients with a smile on your face. Your
expressions of happiness will make you more accepted and approachable by others. Never doubt who you
are, your recent accomplishments and your inner qualities. You've made it this far and now it's
time to put your skills to work. You have acquired the knowledge and education to perform these task as
well as any other. Find the good in every situation and promote an exceptional personality from within
that others will see and appreciate. Make your patients feel at ease by portraying confidence
regardless if anxiety may be getting the best of you. Don’t be critical of yourself and become your
best through self-improvement and through learning additional skills. Should you encounter a problem
make an effort to address solutions to the problems rather than just the problems themselves. Enjoy
your surroundings and the people your working with. Show support as well as establish a rapport with
coworkers to become an key element of there team environment. Relax, have fun and enjoy what your doing
but most importantly remember to stay professional at all times.
Be sure you leave a few copies of your resume with the front office. For the reason that, in the
event any job opportunities may become available, or if the employees at the Apprenticeship site may know
of positions at other healthcare facilities, they will have your resume on hand to pass it along. You
can very well ask for a ‘letter of recomendation’ from your supervisor or the practitioner at your
Apprenticeship site. Be sure that you leave a small ‘Thank you’ letter to the office for providing you
with the opportunity to fulfil your Apprenticeship at their facility. This will express your appreciation
for the opportunity they have provide to you and create a lasting impression.
Finding your Apprenticeship
Finding your Apprenticeship will be a very similar process to finding your first job in your chosen
healthcare or medical field. It is best to begin your search as early as possible. Medical centers and
medical offices in the community are a great place to start, especially family medicine and pediatrics
centers. Health Care facilities that have positions available will typically be eager to sponsor your
extership. Participating sponsors have the benefit of examining your interests, skills, and
competencies in anticipation that you will be a good fit and prospective employee prior to any
employment commitments or adding you to the payroll. This will evolve into a mutually beneficial
outcome for the workforce professional and the employer. In most cases of a successful Apprenticeship an offer of
employment will be made at the the end of graduation or as soon as a position is available.
nahce and degree program workforce professionals may extern at the following
Medical Billing and Insurance Companies
You should research all doctors’ offices, speciality clinics and facilities in your area that will
comply with your specific HealthHeath Education program. You should also search non profit organizations such as Red
Cross and The American Heart Association. The majority of nonprofit groups or associations have health
care service center’s that offer free of charge or reduced medical care and it is typical for these
practices to be understaffed and they usually are very acceptable of healthcare workforce professionals seeking
List each one of these sites and including the
address and telephone number.
Research your comprised list to see whether their
office hours blend with your schedule.
Contact the sites on your list and request to
speak with the human resource manager or with the organization’s manager. Ask him/her about the
availability of an Apprenticeship. If they have availability, request the information they will need to
arrange for an Apprenticeship interview.
Most Apprenticeship sites require that you send them
your resume while others have an application they would like for you to fill out. You may even be
asked to come in and fill out the application or submit your resume in person.
If you are uncertain how you may approach a
potential Apprenticeship site, call
nahce Health Career Staffing Center workforce professional Services and request a mock
interview and questioning over the phone. They can give you guidance and suggestions regarding how to
respond to the questions you may be asked and also can provide help with your resume.
workforce professional and Sponsor Site Requirements for Apprenticeship
Participants are required to fill out an application in order to be considered for the Apprenticeship
program. Applications must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, ATTN: Apprenticeship
Applicants are required to be currently enrolled
nahce HealthHeath Education or degree program and in good disciplinary
Applicants need to have earned a minimum grade
point average of 3 .0.
Once a sponsor site requests any information from
nahce it is the responsibility of the workforce professional to let Health Career Staffing
Center workforce professional Services know ASAP.
Some extership sponsor sites require that you
have immunizations completed as well as drug screens and background checks.
These processes typically take some time so
it's important to start looking for your sponsor site as soon as possible.