Name: Jessica Phibben
Year started the apprenticeship: 2021
Current Position: Asset Assistant – Permanent Full Time
What did you do before starting the apprenticeship?
I had just come off maternity leave from having my son when I found myself jobless due to Covid-19.
Why did you apply for the apprenticeship scheme?
Property has always been a huge passion of mine, so when the opportunity to explore this further arose, I applied as soon as possible. Due to having my children young, I felt I put my work ethic on the back burner to bring up my babies, however as soon as I started my job within the council, I found myself again. I’m so grateful, as just over a year into my job I’ve able to further progress within the Corporate Estates Team.
What development have you had since being with RCT?
In January 2021, I started a Business Administration Level 3, I did this alongside my role as a Property Information Assistant within Corporate Estates. In February 2022 I was made a permanent member of the team as an Asset Assistant.
I am due to complete my college assessments within the next month.
What were the highlights?
Finding myself and my passion again after having children.
Describe your apprenticeship experience in 3 words
Eye-opening – Interesting - Exciting.
Recommendations to Applicants:
Go for it! You won’t regret it.