I have my first apprentice starting on Monday. She is just 18 and based at the local college ans is studying for her AAT qualification.
Will be paying £5.60 per hour and she will do 3 days a week with us and a day at college (which we pay for) to make up the 30 hours required.
We are still a relatively small but growing practice and I know there will be times when there is not enough work to keep her busy so I am looking for creative ideas to ensure she still enjoys things when there isn't much accounting/bookkeeping work to do.
Certainly doing some marketing work (creating data bases of small local businesses and mailshotting them) seems a useful task in such situations but I wonder if anyone has other suggestions that may help to ensure boredom does not become an issue?