Saks Apprenticeships Facebook Forum
The Facebook Forum was introduced in the first lockdown to allow us to keep engaged with our apprentices and celebrate the work that they were completing at home. Facebook is a platform that everyone was already using which made it easier for people to get involved.
The initial ideas for the forum were to allow apprentices access to videos, documents and materials as a short term solution to the problems lockdown had caused with being able to train face to face and to allow our educators to keep in touch with their learners to assign bespoke tasks and keep learners on track.
However this soon developed into a social meeting place where everyone could engage in friendly discussions and idea sharing and challenging competitions. Apprentices were sharing their lockdown styles and sharing best practices and ideas.
This solution has grown into a fantastic place for training, sharing of useful information and working collaboratively and will continue to be developed as time goes on.