I started my apprenticeship in 2019 with the Complex Care at Home Team based at Southgate Moorings Gloucester, this was the first job I had that gave me real responsibilities and opportunities to succeed, grow and learn.
Before getting my Apprenticeship, I wasn’t sure on what path in life to take and what career I wanted to pursue. I didn’t get my Maths GCSE at school and I never went to University so I didn’t know if I would get the chance at an apprenticeship. To my surprise I was invited to an interview and from there got the job. This was such a happy time in my life I finally felt proud of myself. I remember the first day like it was yesterday I was so eager to learn everything and get stuck in with my qualification.
During my yearlong apprenticeship I learnt so many amazing life skills and expanded my knowledge to be successful at my role. The whole time of my apprenticeship I was supported by my manager, team members, mentor and the apprenticeship team which makes such a huge difference. I suffer with seizures and when they took a bad turn I thought I’d fail my apprenticeship however the apprentice team, work and my mentor were so supportive and helped me stay on track and gave me that motivation I needed in order to get through the bad patch.
Throughout my apprenticeship I was involved in so many exciting events like the national Apprenticeship of the year awards 2020, National Apprenticeship Show 2019 and the Trust Apprenticeship Awards 2020. I was nominated as a finalist in the Apprentice of the year awards 2020 which was such a huge achievement in my life. I won the award “Always improving” in the trust Awards which makes me so proud of myself.
I finished my apprenticeship in 2020 which gave me the opportunity of a new job as a band 2 Administrator for the Mental Health Team at Pullman Place. Since starting my new job, I decided to start my level 3 Apprenticeship with the trust which is already proving to be amazing I’m learning so much every day. I also got promoted to a band 3 with my new role which is just fantastic.
Looking back to 2019 I couldn’t ever imagine I would be where I am now and it just proves how much of an amazing opportunity an apprenticeship is!