As part of National Apprenticeship Week, some of our current learners took part in a Q&A to share their experiences of studying with Aspire Training Team.
Angharad Pursey is a practitioner at St Cuthbert’s Preschool, working towards her Level 5 Diploma in Early Years Management.
Can you introduce your company, what is your role?
I am a nursery practitioner within a preschool, we provide places for children aged between 2 and 4. As we are part of St Cuthbert’s C of E Academy infants’ school our children can make a smooth transition and settle easily into reception classes. We also have use of the Infant schools facilities
Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship with Aspire Training Team?
I wanted to further my career options, develop and deepen my knowledge within the field and achieve a level, which could really benefit the setting.
What do you plan to do after your apprenticeship?
I hope to continue my studies and move into a management role.
What are the benefits of being an apprentice?
Learning on the job really helps to further my knowledge, implement change and review and evaluate my own practice. It keeps my knowledge current and up to date and gives you a sense of achievement, which motivates me.
What advice would you give others thinking about doing an apprenticeship/training with Aspire?
Definitely consider undertaking further training as it really helps you to gain a sense of achievement and worth and only benefits your current practice.