This page has information on the benefits and extras available to you as a JGA apprentice.

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Perks and Discounts

Whilst we don’t recommend undertaking an apprenticeship just for the perks, for many people they are well worth having!


Apprentices are entitled to the NUS Apprentice Extra card which provides 100s of discounts on well- known brands, from Amazon to the Co-op and from National Express to Nicky Clarke.

Discounts cover travel, fashion, eating out, health & fitness, beauty, entertainment, uni essentials, finance, music & tech and supermarkets. What’s not to like?

To find out more, visit www.apprenticeextra.co.uk.

Council tax

May be reduced by 25% or even 50% for households which include an apprentice who earns less than £195/week.

Further details appear on www.gov.uk/council-tax/who-has-to-pay.

London Transport

If you live in a London Borough, are in the first 12 months of your apprenticeship and are aged over 18, you are entitled to an Apprentice Oyster Photo card which will give you a 30% discount on adult rate travel cards and bus and tram pass season tickets.

You may also be eligible for a 34% discount on pay as you go off-peak fares and  daily caps by adding a 16-25 Railcard to your Apprentice Oyster photocard to travel on the Tube, London Overground, TfL Rail and most National Rail services in London.

To apply you need to know your Unique Learner Number and the UK Provider Reference Number (UKPRN) which is 10006710.

Further information is on TfL’s website: https://tfl.gov.uk/fares/free-and-discounted-travel/apprentice-oyster-photocard

Storytelling and Presentation Skills Webinars

This four-part series is designed to help improve your verbal communication skills and offers lots of practical advice and tips. Join storytelling expert Hari Patience-Davies

Content has been refreshed for 2023, so if you have attended these previously then there will be something new this time round!

The webinars are not recorded but the series is repeated during the year.

You are welcome to invite your line manager to these webinars.

Upcoming Events

6th Feb 2023 16:30 – Analogies and explanations – to discover how to craft a good analogy and a neat template for expressing a project or team vision.
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6th Mar 2023 16:30 – Planning a presentation – templates, tools and techniques work for speeches, pitches and presentations
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3rd April 2023 16:30 – Delivering a presentation – using your voice, body language and eye contact, performing in person versus virtually, overcoming stage fright
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8th May 16:30 – Listening to what is not said – listen better, target the needs of your audience, practical and emotional objectives, how to read the room, engaging an audience through storytelling-based techniques
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5th June – Analogies and explanations
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3rd July – Planning a presentation
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24th July – Delivering a presentation
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4th Sep – Listening to what is not said
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JGA 7 Podcast

Welcome to JGA 7! Seven podcasts to challenge and inspire you. We share knowledge, experience and provide insights through conversations and debates with business experts and industry leaders that will spark discussions, challenge mindsets and raise ambitions. You will discover creative ways to think more effectively about your organisation, your productivity and your career. Hosted by Owen Twidale.

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