Employee perceptions of employer influence on the outcomes of a degree apprenticeship work-based learning programme

Booth, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-8791-9540 and Mills, S., 2019. Employee perceptions of employer influence on the outcomes of a degree apprenticeship work-based learning programme. International Journal of Human Resource Management. ISSN 0958-5192 (Forthcoming)

[img] Text
1237674_Booth_a204.pdf - Post-print
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (88kB)

Abstract

Set within the current Higher and Degree Apprenticeships agenda, the study investigated employee experiences of professional identity development through completion of a degree apprenticeship. The development of professional identity was researched within a conceptual framework adapted from Canrinus, et al. (2012) and Puurala and Löfströme (2003). Initial findings suggest that experiences of professional frustration have an impact on an individual’s professional identity. This links with job satisfaction and commitment to the organisation, as experience of professional frustration can contribute to negative feelings towards the organisation.

This research has been framed using a constructivist approach involving the collection of qualitative data and uses the inductive thematic analysis of oral narrative reflections, generated through semi-structured interviews. Research participants were sourced from two work-based learning programmes (WBLP’s) over a period of four years.

The study has revealed that investment of an organisation into work-based learning can help develop an individual’s sense of professional identity. However, if the organisation’s commitment to the individual is not played out in real terms, their sense of professional identity can be affected detrimentally.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Human Resource Management
Creators: Booth, J. and Mills, S.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 19 March 2019
ISSN: 0958-5192
Identifiers:
NumberType
1237674Other
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 19 Nov 2019 13:34
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2020 09:11
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/38371

Actions (login required)

Edit View Edit View

Views

Views per month over past year

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year