Apprentice and Early Career programmes


Apprentices and Graduates

Skern has considerable experience in training people at apprentice, graduate and management levels.  This has included both private companies and public sector organisations. 

Our courses are flexible, carefully planned, well managed and enjoyable.


We introduce team and leadership concepts and models throughout the programme, and display them in training rooms.  We distribute handout notes as a reminder during the course, and use this to encourage interaction with colleagues, and practice the concepts throughout.


At Skern we believe that the learning should come through the guided experience of the activity. 


This means any theories are well-timed to fit with and match the activity experience.  Course participants should feel they have had a worthwhile and enjoyable learning experience. 


Course outcomes are met through the staff’s ability to understand the learner’s needs and adapt the course accordingly.


Apprentice Behaviours

More specifically our apprentice programmes help individuals identify the required behaviours as laid out in the relevant apprentice frameworks, whilst meeting other appropriate company aims.

Focus on 



Skern allocates a specified Course Director who manages the details of any information learned from pre course conversation or visits through to informing the staff team and delivery during the programmes.  They may also conduct post course evaluation and follow up to ensure the programme has met its requirements and to seek feedback for future improvements.


Our courses are aimed to welcome all participants, and our programmes are suitable for all levels of fitness and background.  The focus is on the learning situations, the people and the aims of the programme. 

Practical exercises and activities are used for their high value in meeting course aims, but the activities are always secondary to the main outcomes identified.

Make your apprentice and graduate programme stand out from the rest.  Call us to discuss what we can do for you on 01237 475992 or contact us and we will get back to you.

Leaders & Teams

Whether you're looking at developing your future management team or looking at bringing a new group together to work upon your next big project, we can design a programme for you to focus the learning and development to ensure success.

Management and leadership is a skill and needs to be learnt.  At Skern Lodge we can provide the ideal environment where that learning can take place.  Providing the right level of challenge to ensure that individuals are pushed to their full potential.  Sometimes they may not get it right, but the supportive environment and the facilitated feedback provides the opportunity to learn from those experiences and grow and apply that learning back into the workplace.

Teams take a while to form before they begin to perform effectively.  Identifying where the issues lie and helping to address those issues is a key part to why our team development programmes have been so successful.  Wherever your team are on their process of development we can help to focus your group to its collective goal and help provide the spingboard for furture better working relationships.

If you would like to make your management programme stand out from the rest or have a team to bring together for that next big project, then get in touch.

Call us on 01237 475992 or contact us and we will get back to you.


An Event Near You

Travelling to North Devon isn't always possible, but don't let that stop you.  We can come to you!

We have arranged many events around the country and abroad.  Whether it's the O2 Arena in London or in the grounds of your regional offices in Southern Spain.  We can plan and deliver the ideal learning experience for you.


  • You're looking for that fun inspirational input for your next conference.

  • Bringing your regional teams together in one central place for an update.

  • Enhancing your leadership development programme for your emerging talent.

Whatever your needs, just give us a call and let us know your aims and we will provide you with a competitive quote.

We work with people from all types of organisations:

Skern has been the most rewarding and memorable team building programme I have ever been on.

To this day I still use what I learnt and carry this out on the shop floor day to day.

It helped to build connections around the branch and I still keep in touch with my team from Skern.


I learnt a lot about myself as a person and have developed attributes and skills to become the leader I want to be in the future.

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