As it is National Apprenticeship Week we thought that we would spend a bit of time taking a look at our apprentices and see how they are getting on…
Hayley recently passed through her Level 2 Business Admin Apprenticeship whilst James is only a month from finishing his Level 2 Intermediate IT qualification.
Hayley: It really has been a great introduction into full time working life. It is quite nice to go from college to an apprenticeship as you get to mix the education that you are used to with full time employment. I had a few hours in the working week to keep up together with my coursework and had regular visits from the college to make it as easy as possible.
James: It has been a great learning experience in both a working environment and an educational environment. I have been able to use the skills I have been learning from my apprenticeship to help aid with tasks I have been given in the job. I look forward to completing the apprenticeship and my future here at SBS.
There are some very encouraging statistics surrounding apprenticeships at the moment with it being proven there has never been a better time to become an apprentice. Within the UK there are up to 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies and with 77% of apprentices staying with their employer it really backs up the statement that the apprentice scheme is just growing stronger.