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Meet our Apprentices

Name  Why did you decide to do an Apprenticeship?   How am finding my Apprenticeship so far? 
 Scott Somerville - People Development Assistant Apprentice   Doing an apprenticeship puts me at the centre of the future role I want to have within HR. It enables me to learn through the direct application of newly acquired skills, meet other people with a wide variety of experiences within HR and allows me to put my learning straight into practice.  Currently I am 6 months into my 12 month apprenticeship having completed my full time education July 2020. As part of this apprenticeship I am studying Business Administration at Farnborough College of Technology, one day every two weeks.

There are many positives of the role. I have been able to develop my communication skills through the requirement to liaise with various different departments and external companies. I have also developed my remote working skills allowing me to understand the importance of using a variety of different technological packages.

As in all roles, there are some challenges. Due to it being only a 12-month programme it can be very intensive at times. I have to ensure that I have everything meticulously organised, e.g. ‘off the job’ training hours, completing college assignments etc. whilst still meeting all my college deadlines and work deadlines. It is, however, a challenge I really enjoy and is enabling me to develop real-world work skills that I will continue to put to good use throughout my future career.

 Abbi Allen – Building Surveying Apprentice Undertaking an apprenticeship alongside working really interests me as it will allow me to further my career without physically going back to school. It will also enable me to put the new skills and knowledge into practice in my current role while also developing them working with colleagues on new projects within the team. The apprenticeship will give me the confidence I need to carry out my role.
 I am due to start my apprenticeship at the end of September. I am really looking forward to starting a new challenge specifically in an area that is of great interest to me and I am excited to meet others that are working towards a similar goal. I understand that the apprenticeship will be challenging at times but I know that it is something I really want to succeed in and can’t wait to begin.