Husnain Munir

Photo -356After receiving the highest grade possible for his BTEC, D*D*D*, Husnain progressed to the position of Civil Service apprentice at the Department for Work and Pensions.

"After studying A-Levels for one year, I decided that they weren't for me and so moved to Seevic College where I started my BTEC Level 3 Business. Having no exams really suited me, and there was a calm environment that I liked at the college.

"The course was planned out perfectly, and my tutors supported me with everything including how to get ahead.  They helped to suggest career paths that I could go down, and were constantly reviewing my grade and addressing how I could improve.

"Seevic was a lot different to school in that you are treated much more independently. You are given the responsibility of completing work by yourself, rather than being chased by your teacher to do it, which helped me with organisation skills beneficial for future employment.

"After a lot of research, I decided to apply for a Civil Service Apprenticeship at HM Revenue and Customs. This entailed a year-long process of tests, assessment centres and interviews but it was worth it in the end as I started the Apprenticeship just a couple of months after leaving college.

"As part of the Apprenticeship, I have visited many schools and colleges to promote the Government's 2020 vision of recognising young talent. 

"I can't wait to progress even further in the industry, and aim to become a manager in the future."

Progression tips

  • Progress to Level 3 from Level 2: "When you are looking for work, organisations will be able to recognise that you worked hard and were able to step up to the next level. 
  • College could be for you: "If you want to be pushed but in a more relaxed way, then college will suit you more than school."

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