Developmentor programme

Developmentor programme
Anna Ambrose
Anna Ambrose

Workwhile is offering fully-funded training for apprentices' line managers, all focused on core skills to help them get the best from their apprentices.

What's on offer

  • Fully funded training to support apprentices' line managers to implement the core relational practices of high-quality line management
  • Underpinned by the latest research and evidence on employee engagement and motivation
  • Six hours of facilitated training, available via face-to-face or virtual options and supported by self-service materials (includes a set of simple tools to use in day-to-day work)


  • Apprenticeships have huge potential, especially for young learners from disadvantaged backgrounds. We want to make sure they fulfil that potential
  • Line managers play a crucial role in influencing the progress their staff make at work. They're vital in ensuring apprenticeships deliver for both the apprentice and the business
  • By investing some extra support in apprentices' line managers, we want to boost the achievement and retention of their apprentices

Eligibility requirements

Participants must work for a London-based SME, and must line manage at least one apprentice who meets one or more of the following criteria:
  • Economically disadvantaged and earning below the LLW prior to starting the apprenticeship, or received free school meals at any point during their education
  • Is from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background
  • Is from a group under-represented in their sector, such as women in the construction or digital/tech sector, men in the early years or social care sectors
  • Is otherwise disadvantaged in the labour market, for instance, a care leaver, disabled

Anna Ambrose
Anna Ambrose

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