Thank you to our amazing apprentices
This week is National Apprenticeship Week (6th – 12th February).
We’re taking the opportunity to say a huge thank you everyone who is currently doing an apprenticeship with us – well done on all the progress you’ve made so far! Apprenticeships take a lot of dedication, so we want to recognise your efforts.
Read our mini interview with Jemayma below, who recently completed an apprenticeship with us:
Jemayma’s apprenticeship journey:
• Apprenticeship completed: Adult Care Worker Level 2
How long have you been a care worker?
“About six years.”
What made you go for the apprenticeship?
“I wanted a qualification and to know more about my job.”
How long did it take you to complete your apprenticeship?
“It took me quite a while, more than a year. I was learning at my own pace and needed more time to do the work required.”
What are the benefits of doing an apprenticeship?
“Just learning more, every unit you do is just giving you more knowledge, especially if you’re looking after vulnerable people and the elderly. You can apply the knowledge you learn to your job. You get more confident. You know what you’re doing. When you study, you understand what you have to do – to help you in your role. It’s much easier for me to relate to and understand the service users now.”
Did you feel supported through your apprenticeship?
“My managers were really supportive, especially when I felt lost, they would signpost me to resources. I couldn’t have done it without the support around me. The assessors were very patient.”
Is there anything else you would like to say about your apprenticeship?
Yes , an apprenticeship can be really inspiring, because aside from working, you get to learn even more skills. It was challenging for me at the beginning. I had to just try to do my best and I got there in the end.”