Meet our Apprentices and their employers!
Want to know what it's like working for an employer? Our apprentices work in a range of environments including a hospital, a golf club, and many more!
'The apprenticeship offered me a way of changing sectors by starting from the very bottom in terms of learning and building my skills as I earned money. I couldn't have made the brave move without the apprenticeship, so I am very thankful that even at my age it is possible to change direction with your life and make the most of your skills and make them grow.
I chose the voluntary sector to do my apprenticeship in Digital Marketing because the core values to help people and give a little back means a lot to me, I will hopefully make a big difference to people's lives by disseminating key information that could lead to the bettering of someone else's situation.'
'I am thoroughly enjoying my apprenticeship, it has taught me so much already. I have learnt so much from my colleagues in my workplace, I am involved in a number of activities and really feel like I have a role and purpose within my organisation. I am learning so many skills that will be transferable, and it is a great learning experience. I am also learning so much at College, my apprenticeship in Youth Work is so engaging, interactive and enjoyable. I always look forward to my College days and I get so much support from my tutor. My work in the workplace and my work in college go together hand in hand and really contribute to my professional and personal development. I would really recommend an apprenticeship to anyone, they teach so many valuable skills and really get you ready for work. '
'I had been working in a Health & Social Care setting for nearly seven years and asked myself do I really need to complete this apprenticeship? I realised that this was no ordinary course and that this apprenticeship covered a variety of modules and combined theory with work-based learning and on-the-job training. I was convinced that this apprenticeship would help me progress and further my learning in the Health and Social Care sector.
The support given to me by both the college and my tutors throughout this difficult year, throughout the pandemic, and throughout home online learning has been fantastic and I could not have asked for more as a learner.'
'I always struggled to know what I wanted to do when I left school. I decided I wanted an apprenticeship and saw an advert for a greenkeeping apprenticeship available. I knew nothing about golf at the time but knew I wanted to work outside and with machinery. I would advise friends it is the best thing to do. You are gaining real-life work experience, learning lots, and earning a wage at the same time. I wanted to earn while learning and didn’t want to be stuck in a classroom all day.'
'I am really enjoying completing my NVQ Level 5 in Adult Social Care. I find it gives me the time in my busy working week to reflect upon and consolidate my practice, whilst also having the opportunity to discuss my work further with other professionals from different lines of adult care. My tutors are extremely supportive and my assessor provides me with detailed feedback on all of my pieces of work, which is very helpful and gives me the confidence boost I sometimes need.'
'The professional connection between Shipley College and my work place, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust, is a positive one. My tutor arranges regular review meetings with my manager and I. My Learning Coach also meets with me every 3 months to check on my progress and check on my wellbeing. The Trust has worked with Shipley College for a number of years now and has maintained a positive, professional relationship. Overall I would say that my experience with Shipley College is an encouraging one. The staff make it a welcoming and friendly place to learn, and I would recommend it to anyone!'
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