Business Administration Apprentice – Georgia Shoots:
My name is Georgia and I have just completed my apprenticeship. I started this back in April 2011, after finishing my first year of sixth form. Hadland Care Group took me on for a year as an apprentice whilst I completed my Level 2 Certificate in Business and Administration and working towards achieving my Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration and then took me on as a full time member of staff.
Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship?
So many jobs wanted experience but as I had just left school I didn’t have any. Plus, I still wanted to carry on learning and get a qualification so I started looking into apprenticeships. I chose this apprenticeship as it offered both the qualification and the placement and I could start straight away.
Did you enjoy it?
I enjoyed my apprenticeship very much because the people who I worked with were all really nice and really supportive towards me. Everybody understood that I needed training and would help to teach me things. It helped me to make the transition between school/college and work life.
What was the hardest part about it?
Since I was in sixth form before the apprenticeship, the hardest bit about it was getting used to the hours and not having school holidays.
What are you doing now?
I am now working full time with the Hadland Care Group and I am continuing to study by undertaking the NVQ 3 in Business Administration.
What advice would you have to others who are thinking about doing an apprenticeship?
I think anybody who wants to work but needs experience should definitely look at apprenticeships. An apprenticeship is such a great way of learning the skills and qualities that the job requires – you learn about the things in your qualification you then put it in to practise immediately when working. If you haven’t long left school an apprenticeship is perfect because it helps you to get used to working and you gain experience and a qualification.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]