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Published: 10th February 2023

Cogent Skills asked ChatGPT (AI Chatbot) for 10 top tips when starting an apprenticeship

Cogent Skills challenge ChatGPT to come up with 10 top tips for someone starting an apprenticeship.

ChatGPT, popular language model among data scientists and machine learning engineers has been all over social media recently, with users showcasing the diverse ways the tool can be used. In just five days, ChatGPT had over a million users, that took social media platform Meta/Facebook over 10 months and streaming platform Netflix three years to match.

Developed by the AI research company OpenAI, which has backers including Microsoft and Elon Musk, the chat tool uses the company’s technology to allow users to talk to the AI about almost anything.

So we thought we would put ChatGPT to the test and ask for 10 top tips when starting an apprenticeship and here is what it came up with…

  1. Be punctual: Arriving on time shows that you are reliable and committed to your apprenticeship.
  2. Listen and ask questions: Your apprenticeship is a time to learn, so be sure to listen carefully to instructions and ask questions if you need clarification.
  3. Get to know your mentors: Take the time to introduce yourself and get to know the people who will be mentoring you. This will help you feel more comfortable and build relationships.
  4. Review the apprenticeship program: Familiarize yourself with the apprenticeship program, its requirements, and goals, so you know what to expect.
  5. Take detailed notes: Keep a notebook to take notes during training sessions, meetings, and conversations with your mentors and supervisors. This will help you remember important information and tasks.
  6. Be proactive: Look for ways to contribute and add value to the team. Offer to help with tasks and projects when you have free time.
  7. Be adaptable: Be open-minded and flexible. Be prepared to adapt to the company’s culture, processes, and procedures.
  8. Be respectful: Show respect to everyone you work with, including your mentors, supervisors, and clients.
  9. Be positive: A positive attitude can go a long way in making a good impression and fitting in with the team.
  10. Follow up: Keep in touch with your mentors and supervisors to ensure you are on track and making progress. Don’t hesitate to reach out for help if you need it.

Overall, starting an apprenticeship can be overwhelming, but by following these tips, you will be able to make a smooth transition and quickly become a valuable member of the team. Remember to be respectful, listen, ask questions and be open-minded, you’ll be off to a great start. Make the most of this opportunity and focus on developing the skills you need to excel in your chosen field.

…we think it did pretty well!

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