Martin Howard on wed 1 nov 00
I have just received the following which might be of real interest to other
potters in the UK. We are just renovating a garage into one person
accommodation, during this winter, and will then seriously think about
taking on an apprentice.
Is there a similar scheme in the States or Australia?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nicholas Albery"
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2000 11:56 AM
Subject: The Apprentice Master Alliance
> Mr Howard,
> Further to our phone conversation yesterday, here are some further details
> of our scheme.
> The ApprenticeMaster Alliance is an independent charity offering a
> free-of-charge internet service, linking would-be 'Apprentices' - anyone
> has recently graduated, or those wishing to supplement existing
> with 'Masters' - women or men who have indicated a willingness to teach an
> Apprentice in a structured but informal one-to-one relationship.
> In return, Apprentices can contribute any prior work experience and
> commitment to assist Masters, resulting in a valuable exchange of skills
> enthusiasm. In exchange for their labour, the Masters agree to give
> Apprentices practical experience in their craft or skill (plus whatever
> expenses, low wages or accomodation / board are on offer).
> The Masters specify exactly what sort of person they are looking for, what
> kind of experience or training they prefer and when they might require
> We put all this information on our website, including details of whether
> Masters would want potential apprentices to call first, or send their CV
> the Masters can contact them at their convenience.
> [This specification is done by way of a form that we send to you which
> includes small sections under the headings LOCATION, PROFILE (of the
> / work), APPRENTICE INVOLVEMENT (what tasks they will be asked to
> etc.), SKILLS REQUIRED BY APPRENTICE (can also include honesty, motivation
> etc...), SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WORK, HOURS PER WEEK, LENGTH OF
> TERM, EXPENSES, WAGE OR ACCOMMODATION PROVIDED BY MASTER, and TWO
> (who can vouch for the quality of work / your suitability for the scheme)]
> WE also do periodic adverts in the Guardian to alert people to particular
> vacancies, and to our website in general..............
> If you require any more information, please look at our website at
> www.apprentice.org.uk, or e-mail to this adddress. Other contact details
> Many thanks,
> Nick Temple
> The ApprenticeMaster Alliance,
> 20, Heber Road,
> LONDON NW2 6AA
> tel. 020 8208 2853
> web: www.apprentice.org.uk
> fax. 020 8452 6434
> e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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