Emma tells us all about her experience of choosing an apprenticeship


After leaving Hele’s school in 2018 after completing my GCSE, I was unsure what career I wanted to pursue. With this in mind, I decided to take the opportunity of doing a course with Achievement Training in my interest at the time which was Beauty Therapy. I first enrolled on the L2 Diploma Beauty Therapy,  Nail Technology and then progressed on to the diploma in Reflexology in my second year.  I was also gaining work experience and earning a wage with a part time sales assistant role in a big department store.

On completion of my course, I then decided that I wanted to move to Full-time employment but after having work experience in a few salons I didn’t feel as if I would enjoy working in the beauty industry. However, I did learn beneficial skills in my course which I could take to any job role. I started to apply for Apprenticeships on the Government Find an apprenticeship site in the business sector after being inspired by my dad who runs a successful business.  I was soon invited into  Achievement Training who luckily for me were recruiting staff within the business and marketing team. I was selected for an interview and offered the job the next day, as a Level 3 business administrator apprentice.
I am over half way into my apprenticeship, I have been given so many opportunities to gain new skills. By starting this apprenticeship I have been able to work and learn at the same time which has helped me increase my confidence over the last few months in my job role. I have been offered a lot of support so far especially by my manager Tracy who has given me a great deal of knowledge as well as training to support my development and the quality of my work. I am positive that an apprenticeship was the best route for me and I am looking forward to growing my skills in the remainder of my Apprenticeship.