I work at Devon County Council as an Assistant Apprenticeship Advisor within Human Resources. Alongside this, I completing my Level 5 HR Consultant Partner Apprenticeship after successfully completing and gaining a distinction for my Level 3 HR Support Apprenticeship. I am the Regional Chair for the South-West YAAN.
Being an apprentice allows you to start your career while continuing to learn and gain qualifications, avoiding the debt of Uni. It provides opportunities to develop professionally and personally. My Apprenticeship has helped increase my confidence greatly, something that has also reflected in my personal life too.
Since joining the Network, I have had the opportunity to develop various skills such as public speaking, leadership and communication skills, all of which have directly benefited me in the workplace. I’ve been able to meet like-minded Apprentices who share a passion for promoting Apprenticeships and I’ve had the opportunity to network with different employers across the South-West. It has opened up exciting opportunities to get involved in – things I would have never expected. For example, I was invited to co-host the Regional National Apprenticeship Awards!