Apprenticeship taken: Business Administration Level 3
Current employer and position: Birchall Blackburn Law Solicitor – Conveyancing Support (Legal Assistant)
Previous School: Heysham High School (now Bay Leadership Academy)
What were the best things about your Apprenticeship?
The best thing about my Apprenticeship was the people I worked with. Everyone in my workplace was so lovely and supportive, and helped me to complete my Apprenticeship. I gained important experience of the working world and the skills I learnt I am able to use in my new place of work.
Why did you choose your Apprenticeship?
When I finished Sixth Form, I wasn’t sure on what I wanted to do in my future. I thought about going to University for a while but after looking at other options I felt that I would benefit from doing an Apprenticeship because I would be able to gain experience and skills that I knew I would need for potential future job roles.
Why did you choose Lancaster & Morecambe College?
I had heard a lot of good things about the Apprenticeships that Lancaster & Morecambe College had to offer and with it being my local College, I thought it would the best place to help me gain an Apprenticeship.
What would you say to someone who was thinking about doing this Apprenticeship?
This apprenticeship was one of the best things I did, I really think that doing a Business Administration Apprenticeship is really beneficial for anyone. The whole NVQ is very vast and there are lots of very different and interesting aspects to the course which can be tailored to the environment you are working in. You learn so many skills and gain so much experience that you will be able to carry with you throughout your working life.
What was your biggest accomplishment whilst doing your Apprenticeship?
Before I started this apprenticeship I lacked confidence when talking to new people, but during my apprenticeship I overcame that, and I think that was my biggest accomplishment whilst doing my apprenticeship.
How did you career progress after completing your Apprenticeship?
Once I completed my apprenticeship, I was offered a part time role within the same department I undertook my apprenticeship, covering while a colleague was on maternity leave. I am now working at Birchall Blackburn Law Solicitor firm within the Conveyancing department offering Legal Assistance.
Anything else you would like to tell us?
Lancaster & Morecambe College is a great place to undertake any course or apprenticeship. All the staff are so supportive, it is a great place to both work and study.
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