#ScotAppWeek18 – Jenny Sharp – My Apprenticeship Story
I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted to do when I left school, but Business & Administration was a subject that I have always really enjoyed. From a young age, university never appealed to me – I was more into the idea of getting a job. I found out that Waverley were looking for a Business & Admin apprentice through Waverley’s Facebook page – the job description matched what I was looking for, so I went through the application process and was awarded the apprenticeship. I get 2 years to complete my Business & Admin apprenticeship, and I am currently around 7 months in.
There is never a day the same at my work – each day brings something different and I learn something new every day. I am given opportunities to attend different training courses, for example in September I attended a Dementia Awareness Training course – which helped to broaden my knowledge on dementia and how to deal with different situations arising at work.
Although I don’t have to attend college; I regularly meet up with my college tutor in the Waverley offices for a review/catch-up to see how things are going. My day-to-day work is classed as evidence towards my apprenticeship. I note down the work I am doing and collate this for my college tutor and the relevant units are marked and passed.
By being given the opportunity by Waverley to undertake my apprenticeship, I am able to learn, gain a qualification and earn money at the same time. My advice for anyone unsure whether to do an apprenticeship or not would be to go for it! An apprenticeship can open up so many different routes and opportunities for your working life.