Originally starting her time at Seevic on our Pre-Apprenticeship Programme, Lucy has since progressed on to a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Administration and recently moved to Level 3.
I love my job; it keeps me busy and motivated to hit targets.
On a daily basis I have to produce formal letters to students and employers, ILPs (Individual Learning Plans) for new students, data entry, reviews, withdrawals, new applicants, online assessment loggings and meeting and greeting visitors.
I enjoy both working and going to Seevic College, and like the fact that it’s only one day as you then get to put your study in action at work.
During your time on an Apprenticeship, you have an Assessor that comes out to see you every 10 weeks to complete a formal review as well as observe how you are getting on. These meetings have given me the chance to say what I feel I'm doing well, or not so well, in and also any areas that I feel I need more support with.
My workplace support me through monthly update meetings in order to review the progress I've made or if there have been any issues found.
I'm also included in training days and meetings with internal and external staff, which support me in getting the most out of time at work.
"Get any possible training you can get, and work to the best of your ability."
An Apprenticeship is a great way to get into work and get an idea of your future career path; you also get paid while earning your qualifications. You also get the chance to up skill your Functional skills to a higher level in Maths, English and ICT.
An Apprenticeship gives you work experience, qualifications, paid work and the chance to get employed permanently!
If you're thinking about taking an Apprenticeship, my advice would be to stay focused and go the extra mile - get any possible training you can get, and work to the best of your ability. Make yourself stand out!