Becoming an Aspire Apprentice: A Journey of Inspiration

As National Apprenticeship Week approaches, we shine a spotlight on the inspiring stories of individuals who chose the path of an Aspire Apprentice. In this blog post, we feature excerpts from the case studies of three remarkable Aspire apprentices – Jessica Kelly, Lucy Janssen and Gabriella Salgueiro Da Silva. These narratives exemplify the diverse journeys, achievements, and aspirations that define the Aspire apprentice experience.

Section 1: Choosing the Apprenticeship Path

Excerpts from Jessica Kelly’s Story:
“I chose an apprenticeship to gain additional knowledge and skills for my development and take on additional tasks in my daily role.”

Excerpts from Lucy Janssen’s Story:
“After not getting the results I was expecting in my A levels, I wanted to review my other options which in my case was an apprenticeship.”

Excerpts from Gabriella Salgueiro Da Silva’s Story:
“Because I had to leave University and I still wanted a qualification, an apprenticeship was the perfect combination of learning a new skill and earning at the same time.”

 

Section 2: What Aspire Apprentices Love Most

Excerpts from Jessica Kelly’s Story:
“I love having a kind and supportive trainer who is always happy to support me.”

Excerpts from Lucy Janssen’s Story:
“I work with some of the best colleagues, and I’m gaining valuable life and work experience whilst getting a qualification out of it.”

Excerpts from Gabriella Salgueiro Da Silva’s Story:
“It catered to my way of learning, I am a kinesthetic learner, and my apprenticeship was mainly based on learning whilst doing the job – which I really enjoyed.”

 

Section 3: Accomplishments and Pride

Excerpts from Jessica Kelly’s Story:
“I am most proud of keeping on track with all of my coursework and attending all of my support sessions with my trainer.”

Excerpts from Lucy Janssen’s Story:
“Settling in well, picking things up quickly, being independent and part of a team. I am proud of these as it’s not always easy to fit into a new workplace.”

Excerpts from Gabriella Salgueiro Da Silva’s Story:
“Being offered a permanent position before I even finished my apprenticeship as Front of House Administrator. This was a confidence boost and just confirmed that all the effort I’ve put into this apprenticeship was seen and acknowledged by the company I work at.”

 

Section 4: Benefits and Skills Development

Excerpts from Jessica Kelly’s Story:
“The benefits of an apprenticeship are putting into practice the additional knowledge and skills gained in your daily role.”

Excerpts from Lucy Janssen’s Story:
You get a qualification at the end which you can take anywhere you would like to and I have become more confident in person and on the phone.

Excerpts from Gabriella Salgueiro Da Silva’s Story:
“The benefits of an apprenticeship include gaining a qualification while earning, and having the opportunity to practice learned skills in a real work environment.”

 

Section 5: Future Aspirations

Excerpts from Jessica Kelly’s Story:
“In 10 years, I see myself continuing to progress within my role and expanding my professional development.”

Excerpts from Lucy Janssen’s Story:
“Hopefully still working for my organisation but may have moved around in the business.”

Excerpts from Gabriella Salgueiro Da Silva’s Story:
“In 10 years’ time, I would like to be running my own business within the art department, using my customer service and administrative skills.”

 

As we celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, these stories illuminate the essence of an Aspire Apprentice. The unique paths, achievements, and dreams of Jessica, Lucy and Gabriella’s showcase the transformative power of apprenticeships in fostering growth, learning, and future success.

 

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