Name: Katie Ennis
Year Started (Apprenticeship): 2019
Current Position:Community Services Apprentice
What did you do before starting the apprenticeship?
I was completing my University course and working in retail full time.
Why did you apply for the scheme?
I applied as I wanted to work for the Local Authority. I also applied for a different apprenticeship role, even though I didn’t get that role the interview was great experience and I felt more prepared when I went for a second interview. I did very well in the interview and I was offered the job!
What development have you had since being with RCT?
As I am completing my NVQ Level 3, Business and Administration I continue to learn every week, I have increased my ICT skills as well as my communication skills. The Local Authority offer so many learning opportunities on ‘The Source’, for example, being administrative support, I am required to take minutes of the meeting, which I had never completed before, and ‘The Source’ offers a free minute taking course, which I found very useful and beneficial to my role.
What were the highlights?
The highlights so far have been my personal and professional development. At the start of my apprenticeship, I felt as though I had so much to learn in such little time, however I was completely wrong, as with all the support from my team and the Employment, Education and Training team, I felt at ease and was able to develop the appropriate skills fairly quickly.
Recommendations to Applicants:
- Make sure to use the best examples for your competencies.
- Try your best during the assessment interview, as well as the second interview
- Don’t le`t it get you down if you didn’t get the job you applied for, you can always apply again!
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