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General

What are apprenticeships?

 

Apprenticeships are a mentorship-first experience, where the apprentice is not entitled to a wage as she derives value from mentorship, experience, skills, training, opportunity and personal growth. An apprentice's school may offer compensation or credit - this is up to the apprentice to secure. Our legal team has written a secure contract for this specific reason so it is important  you keep us in the loop. The apprenticeship is legally defined as a volunteer role. The apprentice can be hired after the 3 month period with a recruitment fee due to FLIK.

Can apprentices do this while in school or working? 

 

Apprenticeships are meant to be accessible and a chance to gain experience while living your best life! You are definitely encouraged to be in school or working part-time while completing a 3-month apprenticeship, 10 hours or less a week!

How many requests can I have out at once?

As many as you want! Be cognizant of how many conversations you can handle at once, but it will be easier to find a match if you have more than one request out at a time!

 

What countries are eligible to participate? 

 

As long as you can access Wi-Fi at times, spend as much time as you want on the FLIK portal regardless of where you are in the world! We are here to expand your opportunities and enhance your career no matter where you are. 

 

Can I match with people outside of where I live? 

 

YES! It is might be easier to do your apprenticeship remotely via zoom or Google Hangouts according to your situation. Keep in mind that if you are in the same area, it will be fun and really meaningful to meet up in person occasionally. 

Can a founder take on more than one apprentice at a time? 

 

Yes! As much as you think you can handle! Sometimes, apprentices work better in teams, so it is totally up to you. If there are just too many great options, why choose? Of course, be within reason and we will be here along the way to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Can an apprentice take on more than one apprenticeship?

We suggest you only take on one at a time as many apprentices are students or working part-time jobs. If you have evaluated your bandwidth and you can honour more than one commitment, that is up to you! Just know that each of these relationships should be taken seriously as they could be pivotal for your career! Evaluate your commitments and ask us if you need advice at team@weareflik.com

 

Why have I not been approved yet?  

 

First, make sure that your profile is complete and your bio is thoughtfully written. Only complete profiles will be reviewed for approval. You have a better shot of approval if all the fields are completely filled out to your best ability! To maintain our community integrity, approval can take up to 48 hours! If you still have not been approved, send us an email at team@weareflik.com as there may be an issue with your profile.

 

How do I delete my account?

 

If you would like to take a break from FLIK, send us an email at team@weareflik.com  just let us know why and we will pause your account!

 

Why haven’t I received any emails yet? 

 

Check your spam or junk mail and make sure you mark us as NOT SPAM.

Creating a Profile

How Do I Get Approved?

As a founder and an apprentice, we look for well-written / thoughtful bios, a complete profile with as much information as possible, and LinkedIns attached.

As a founder, we look for scalability in businesses so our apprentices have room to grow and a place to learn in a high growth business. Make sure to attach your organization's website too! We can't get to know you if we can't get to know your business.

As an apprentice, put your best foot forward in showing your full potential - thoroughly fill out your profile with your Resume and LinkedIn. Show us how you're going to create impact and make the most out of this mentorship!

 

What should I include in my bio? 

 

Founders / Leaders: Who you are, what your company is all about, why you’re passionate about it, what apprentice you're looking for and what she can learn in your business, and just whatever makes you YOU as a businesswoman and a great mentor!

 

Apprentices: What you’re passionate about, any interesting experiences you’ve had, what you’re looking for from a mentor/apprenticeship, and anything that showcases the amazing young woman you are.

 

How do I build a good resume? 

 

Think of it as a one-page resume in 3 steps:

 

1. White space - format well, don’t have too much white space.

2. Headers - understandable sections, can I read your sections and know what you’re about? (i.e. Work Experience, Volunteer, Leadership…). 

3. Content - explain what you did, what your impact was, what you learned. Keep the points concise, don’t write too much.

Before your Apprenticeship

 

Need help finding a good match? Stressing about something? 

 

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU. Set up a call so we can figure out what you’re looking for and how FLIK can be of best help to you. Schedule a meeting with Michelle: https://calendly.com/michellekwok/15min

 

Please keep us updated throughout the process. SEND US BACK THE SIGNED CONTRACT and keep us looped into your apprenticeship timeline so we can track accountability and help you whenever you need it. Share your working timeline with us on Google docs at team@wewareflik.com. It’s key, especially for the apprentice, to take initiative on looping the FLIK team in with the contract, tracking work and hours, so we ensure you are gaining value.

 

I don’t see any founders or leaders that are in my area of interest on the platform. 

 

If you have feedback and suggestions of who you would like to see as part of the FLIK community, please email team@weareflik.com

 

I want to make a request to someone that lives in a different city. Do you have to be in the same city as the founder? 

 

Depending on your project or initiative, you can be remote or within the city. Being remote and using Zoom or Google Hangouts for check-ins is usually easiest for both sides. If you're in the same city try to meet up in-person occasionally! This will amplify the value of the apprenticeship.

 

The apprenticeship allows you to establish requirements and needs on both ends. Depending on your agreed upon apprenticeship arrangement, you could be working in completely different time zones and that’s ok! As long as it works for you and you’re checking in weekly/regularly.

Once a request is accepted, does this solidify and guarantee the apprenticeship? 

No, the accept request allows you to connect and discuss the potential opportunity and project. Not every request will move on to a confirmed apprenticeship as you should ensure culture-fit and needs first! Once you have discussed, you can move onto finalizing the apprenticeship. You can always go on the portal and check out the ever expanding list of founders and apprentices!

During your apprenticeship

Can I get college credit for the apprenticeship?

 

Yes! Since you are volunteering, you could be eligible for college credit through your school, but you will have to apply for that credit through your respective schools. We do already have apprentices on this program though, so completely possible!

How should we approach the apprenticeship? 

 

The FLIK team will first set the founder and apprentice up via email with resources, but we also ask that you share your progress with us as you go via email (share your timeline Google docs with us team@weareflik.com) and if you would like schedule a call with Michelle or Ravina at any point during your apprenticeship. 

 

You should have weekly check-ins with your founder/leader, but this may vary based on schedule and that’s totally fine. Make sure you are still tracking your work and your deliverables so that if you ever need a reference or look back on your skills and what you learned, it’s super easy!

 

Decide at the beginning what your schedule is going to look like, how often you’ll meet, and whether that will be online or in-person. It is super easy to complete the apprenticeship online, but you should also occasionally meet in person if you’re in the same area.

 

We want to ensure you have the best experience with FLIK! If you need anything email us anytime.

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