This National Apprenticeship Week we took the opportunity to interview our apprentice to see how she feels about the role in her own words.
Chloe is aged 17.
Hi Chloe, what role are you training for?
I am the Social Media & Digital Marketing Apprentice at the Charity Today publication.
When did you start the training?
I left school in July last year, and took the apprenticeship around September I think it was?
How do you feel you have transitioned from school to an apprenticeship?
When I was at school I was easily distracted and did not feel I got the direct support I needed. Since leaving and going into a quiet and focused work environment I feel that I am able to progress more, and have learnt more in the last few months about life than I ever did at school!
This is the best thing to happen to my confidence.
What are your hopes for the future?
I just want to continue learning, it’s an area of work that’s always changing so you have to be prepared to change the course and direction of your work at any time.
Hopefully, I can continue to learn for many years to come.
What do you like best about your work?
I know that I am lucky being able to support charities and good people, this is what I like the most.
Have you learned any valuable lessons yet?
Yes, my first week I got us locked out of the official Twitter account! I don’t know how I did it, but I know it upset me a lot and knocked my confidence. Thankfully, everyone was very kind to me and we got it resolved within a day or two!
What do you say to anybody thinking about taking an apprenticeship?
My dad was 30 before he knew what he wanted to do, so at 16 or 17 you are well within your rights to feel confused, but there are lots of people out there who are willing to guide you, you just have to be prepared to get support and then not mess up the opportunities that come your way.
Thank you, Chloe
For more information on apprenticeships, please visit the government website by clicking here.