We are delighted to share that Bournemouth University has partnered with the Association of Apprentices (AoA), a membership organisation that connects apprentices across the UK via a dedicated social and professional networking platform. Through our partnership, you are now eligible for free AoA membership.
What does this mean for you?
You can get free access to:
- Connect with a community of other apprentices
- Build your professional network
- Get information, advice, and tips to help during your apprenticeship
- Advice to help you get assessment ready and successfully complete your apprenticeship
- Great content that you can use as part of your 20% off-the-job training
- Insight from experts and leaders across different sectors and specialisms
- Support with life skills, mental health and wellbeing and soft skills development
- Free events both online and in-person
It’s really easy – all you have to do is sign up using Bournemouth University’s unique link:
Step 1 – Click here to register
Step 2 – Complete your registration details in a few minutes
Step 3 – Get instant access to all AoA’s networking platform and learning resources
Step 4 – Download the apps for Connect and Learn to access services on the go!
At Bournemouth University, we are committed to providing you with excellent experiences and helping you to achieve the best outcomes. In working with AoA, we will provide you with access to social and professional networks, learning, guidance, and support to enhance your journey.
More About AoA
AoA is a national, not-for-profit membership organisation which helps apprentices to connect, learn and fulfil their potential. You can join the community, share experiences, communicate with people in similar situations to you, participate in specially curated events, and get support with everything from work skills to wellbeing.
How it works
AoA provides you with two key features to assist you in your apprenticeship. Click here to watch a short 3-minute video to find out how to get the best from our apprentice membership, and register.
AoA Connect is a bespoke social and professional networking platform that allows you to unite with peers in a dedicated, inclusive virtual community. Here you can chat, discuss, and gain insight from apprentices across the country on the same programme, in the same industry, in the same region or in any group of interest to you. AoA Connect is available at your fingertips as an app to ensure that you always have real-time access.
AoA Learn gives apprentice members access to 1000s of resources to support their work and life skills development. Here you can identify your abilities, strengths and any development areas and receive personalised content to help you maximise your potential. Need to know how to receive feedback positively, prepare for your EPA, or find out about the Data Protection Act? This could count towards your off-the-job learning too.
About to complete your apprenticeship?
Our corporate membership covers apprentices who have completed their programmes as well as those still on the programme, so you can retain your AoA membership for free once your apprenticeship is finished. As an Alumnus member, you can continue building your social and professional network and benefit from continuing professional and personal development – whether that’s becoming a mentor to a current apprentice or accessing the AoA’s learning tools for ongoing development.
Want to know more about AoA first? Visit www.associationofapprentices.org.uk to find out more.