NAW Case Study – Lucy Janssen

Why did you choose an apprenticeship?

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.

What do you love the most about your apprenticeship?

I work with some of the best colleagues, and I’m gaining valuable life and work experience whilst getting a qualification out of it.

What accomplishment are you most proud of and why?

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.

In your opinion, what are the benefits of an apprenticeship?

  • Valuable learn on the job experience.
  • No high expectations, the employer knows you are still learning.
  • You get a qualification at the end which you can take anywhere you would like to.

What skills have you developed during your time as an apprentice?

  • Become more confident in person and on the phone.
  • Met a lot of different personalities in the workplace, talked to a lot of different people.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Hopefully still working for my organisation but may have moved around in the business a bit.

What advice would you give to someone considering an apprenticeship?

  • Consider all your options, university isn’t the only route.
  • Do research on what sort of career path interests you and whether an apprenticeship could get you there.
  • Consider what sort of person you are, e.g. whether you like school/exams or whether you prefer to learn on the job and do coursework etc.

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