Type of Apprenticeship: Level 3 & 4 Business Administration
Start date: August 2018
End date: June 2022
Which Apprenticeship based training have you completed? Which department did you do this in?
Business and admin level 3 was my first taste and now I am well into my level 4 as my original role progressed allowing me to reach further, all with the same department I have worked at for 15 years.
Why did you choose to do Apprenticeship-based training?
It made sense as I was already in the role, and it was a matter of not looking a gift horse in the mouth. How else was I going to get a qualification that was funded and within work time! It was practical in everyway and made complete sense.
What qualifications did you have before applying for your Apprenticeship course?
Nothing officially on my CV that related to my job other than the mandatory training I needed for my role such as Oracle.
How did you find out about your Apprenticeship?
Through Work, Learn, Develop (the University apprenticeship scheme) promotions and emails.
What have you gained from your Apprenticeship – skills, experience etc.?
A qualification that I can carry on my CV and that supports the work I have done for years. The paper to back up the knowledge and experience.
What has been your proudest moment so far from doing your Apprenticeship?
The feedback I get from my meetings with the college staff, I loved school and it is like being back there all over again. I get weirdly excited waiting for my feedback!
What are you doing now? Any future plans?
Just level 4 business and admin to complete and I plan on taking a break from personal development for a while.
What advice would you give someone who might be thinking about Apprenticeship-based training to progress their career?
Don’t put it off just go for it because what have you got to lose? Its funded…its done in work time and its supported!
What advice would you give a manager who is considering Apprenticeship-based training for their employee?
You get the best of both worlds, someone who is both training and gaining a qualification at the same time. If the company has funded the pot it makes sense to draw from it and get staff qualified so they become an asset to your department.