My apprenticeship was a whirlwind to say the least, but I’ve squeezed this into three top highlights:
1. Achieving a first-class degree – my top highlight was definitely finding out that I’ll be graduating with first-class honours, rewarding my hard work and lots of late nights studying over the past three years!
2. Collaborating with a diverse range of people – my classes were mixed with apprentices from a variety of companies from L'Oréal and IBM, to TfL and the BBC, so I got to meet lots of like-minded professionals who were going through the same experience of balancing work, study and a social life, while on a time-intensive scheme. Plus, as I moved roles within Pearson, I have experienced working with different teams and their unique working practices and management styles.
3. Recognition through internal promotions – I feel that my experience shows that an apprenticeship with a long-time commitment (3 years) does not mean that your career is static for its duration when you are part of a supportive company. My apprenticeship was agile and allowed me to earn internal promotions so that I did not have to wait until I completed the programme to progress my career.