Devon – Holly Brimson
I work at Devon County Council as a Graduate Trainee Planner in the Planning, Transportation and Environment department. I am currently completing a Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship, and will then go on to complete a Level 7 Chartered Town Planner Degree Apprenticeship. My role in the SW-AAN is the County Lead for Devon.
Being an apprentice is a great way to progress your career whilst gaining a recognised qualification. There are a number of apprentices to choose from, and they all give you the opportunity to learn a whole host of skills in the workplace. Completing an apprenticeship has allowed me to attend events (albeit virtually!) and network with other apprentices, which in turn has massively increased my confidence.
Having graduated from University in 2020, completing an apprenticeship has taught me that it doesn’t matter where you are in your career – apprenticeships can be for everyone and come in so many different levels.
Being a part of the SW-AAN is a great opportunity to inspire and motivate others, for example at school or college events. It’s a great feeling to know you could be having a positive impact on someone and helping them to make a decision with their career or education.