Over 1300 apprentices get behind National Apprenticeship Week 2017
It’s National Apprenticeship Week (6th-10th March) and over 1300 apprentices from around the country have celebrated the opportunities they have been given by sharing their career goals and aspirations.
Apprentices have been encouraged to take selfies as part of a campaign by Lifetime Training, the largest apprenticeship training provider in the UK. Over 1000 photos and 300 film entries have been received to date. Some of the best career goals are being shared on Lifetime’s Twitter and Facebook feeds during the week.
Andreea Stanut (30), of Mallets Road in Cambridge is a care apprentice at the Brook House care home. Her career goal is to become a team leader:
"My health and social care apprenticeship gives me a real sense of satisfaction. I love the constant human interaction and the satisfaction that comes from helping someone solve a problem. I feel that the job I'm doing is truly appreciated, giving me an opportunity to really get involved and progress onto higher education.
“Brook House is doing great things and I want to be a part of that going forwards. I know that by completing this apprenticeship, and with the support of my colleagues and Lifetime, I can develop and progress to reach my career goals.”
Jade Barrass (24 as of 8th March), of Wharrad Close in Redditch is a retail apprentice at Claire’s Accessories. Her career goal is to become a visual merchandiser:
"I have always worked in retail and really do enjoy it. Communicating with customers on a daily basis and seeing our regular buyers every week is something I look forward to. As long as they walk out of the shop with a smile on their face then I know I have done my job well.
“My hope is that this apprenticeship will help me improve my self-confidence and demonstrate exactly what I’m capable of, now and in the future. Longer-term, I see my strengths suiting a visual merchandising job role. I like everything to be perfect and eye-catching for all our customers who visit the store and can’t wait to reach my career goal.”
Alex Khan, CEO at Lifetime Training, commented:
"The response this year has been phenomenal. The range of career goals that the apprentices have cited goes to show the increasing good faith in the quality of apprenticeship training that’s being delivered and the results this kind of training affords to both businesses and individuals.”