It’s National Apprenticeship week 2019! For those of you that don’t know – we have our very own Apprentice – the lovely Rachael, who started with us in October last year. In the first few weeks of Rachael starting with us, we gave her the opportunity to contribute to the blog and we thought this would be an opportune moment for Rachael to give us an update on how she feels about the value of Apprenticeships.
“So, this week is Apprenticeship week, and everyone is putting their two pennies worth in, so I’m going to as well.
Apprenticeships aren’t the most popular kind of education after doing your GCSEs (people usually go to college or sixth form) but for the people who do them, there are over 400 different types of apprenticeships that they can do. You can get an apprenticeship in almost anything, from things like plastering to completely different things like customer service or marketing; the world is your oyster.
In my personal experience, I’ve found my apprenticeship to be a great learning experience, as I had come out of college with no real idea of what I wanted to do next – I have learnt so much and gained so much experience that I can take into the future. I never fully understood how much teamwork was involved in an office. We all need to be there for each other, as work isn’t all fun and games. I have gained so much confidence in work-related things like answering the phone and meeting new people, and I’ve been able to put this new-found confidence into my personal life as well and grow as a person.
And I’m only halfway through my course!”