Do apprenticeships only undertake menial or administrative tasks?
Beth myth busts this one for us! “No! One of the best things about the apprenticeship has been the practical nature of the learning experience", she said.
"Yes, we do undertake some administrative tasks, it is part of the nature of events, but no two days are the same! I’ve had the opportunity to work four events in the three months I’ve been with the council and the work leading up to these events has been hands-on and fun. I can apply the skills I acquire directly to my work - this has been really helpful in events management where I’ve found real-world experience to be invaluable."
What can you gain from an apprenticeship?
We asked Owen to fill us in on this one. He said: “I not only gained a Level 4 qualification in Regulatory Compliance but I also developed as a person including building my interpersonal skills and also developing key knowledge of the area I work in currently. I have also promoted the support for neurodiverse colleagues. “
How can an apprenticeship shape your career?
Toby told us: “It’s the basis of my career. I haven’t been anywhere else outside of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and I love working here. When I first started, I was worried that I would have to go down one route but I now realise that this is a career path where I can be flexible. This provides me opportunities to work in many different industries. In essence, it’s the most important thing I have done career wise.”