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Apprentices on Development ProgrammeCall of the Wild realise the value of Modern Apprenticeships and can develop  training programmes in collaboration with their clients to enhance both individual and team development. The apprentice training courses are designed with client specific outcomes, which are agreed during the development phase and look at such areas as:

  • The Way Teams and Individuals can work together effectively
  • Communication
  • Goal Setting
  • Ownership of learning/development
  • Clarity of Purpose
  • Team Builidng

Apprentices Experiential Learning Programmes

Apprentices on Development ProgrammeThe learning activities can take a number of forms but all designed with Call of the Wild’s philosophy of experiential learning in mind. These development programmes are intended to sit alongside any technical training provided by the Client and will provide new employees with the skills to communicate more effectively with their colleagues and Managers ensuring maximum return on investment.

Our apprentice training and development courses emphasise the value of high performing individuals and teams whilst familiarising the apprentice with the ethos of the client company. We recognise that technical know how is not enough but the apprentice has to be well rounded team worker. Call of the Wild know how important it is for a company’s apprenticeship intake to hit the ground running and that is why we run a number of apprentice training programmes throughout the year.

Examples of Key Competencies for Apprentice Training & Development Courses

We know that new apprentices need a wide range of skills to enable them to perform and develop into key employees. There are a number of key competency areas our programmes could be constructed around. These would need to be worked up in consultation with the clients.

1. Communicating For Results

Understanding behaviour is a powerful way to increase both personal and organisational communications. These are the building blocks of emotional intelligence.

  • Understanding communication processes & methods
  • Environmental behaviour
  • Understanding body language
  • Questioning and listening
  • Using positive language to influence, encourage and persuade
  • Different learning styles
  • Personal learning log with action points

2. Teams and Working with Colleagues

  • Working with Others
  • The building blocks of high performing teams
  • Understanding your team role
  • Team theory

3. Thinking Creatively

The new graduate intake offers a wealth of talent with new ideas and the potential to have fresh innovative ideas.

  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Developing ideas

Our Approach

Apprentices Completing a TaskCall of the Wild creates specific solutions for each client. Before undertaking any apprentice training and development programmes we will discuss your organisation’s needs and begin to create a tailor-made graduate training and development solution for your staff. Our programmes are designed to compliment your internal development processes – we believe this is the best way to achieve desired outcomes.

Our philosophy is based on a blended learning approach to enhancing performance. This is centred on experiential learning and uses selected locations, such as the Brecon Beacons and London, to enhance the concepts built into our management training and management development programmes. Click here to read more about our blended learning approach.

We couldn’t put it any better than this:
“Tell me, and I will forget.
Show me, and I may remember.
Involve me, and I will understand.” –


As an accredited centre with the Institute of Leadership and Management we can design and deliver vocational ILM qualifications for apprentice programmes ranging from level 3 to level 7.  For example we are currently delivering a level 3 programme in leadership to a cohort of 240 apprentices. We can also provide courses up to Foundation degree level using our web enabled e-learning facility.

Transfer to the Workplace

This would be in the form of written course material and personal learning logs. There would also be the option to further embed learning through the use of our Online Development Academy.

Apprentices completing tasksIt is suggested that the key areas of communication, team-working with problem-solving and creative thinking would be the areas to concentrate on during a 3-day programme. These we feel are the fundamental building blocks. Other key competency areas such as negotiation skills, presentation skills (both written and oral), customer service and time management can be covered.

Our facilitators can provide personal profiles and individual feedback on new employees. We also offer an ongoing service to ensure that individual learning is continued when back at work.

"Experience plus reflection equals learning" - John Dewey