“I’m earning as well as learning. Personally I didn’t want to go to university and study for three or four years as you’re not guaranteed a job at the end of it.
“Now I have a full-time job whilst also gaining qualifications to help me progress.”
“Taking part in the Traineeship programme improved my confidence and motivated me to get out of the house and build a career. If I hadn’t have done the course I’d still be looking for work. I’m now doing my NVQ and I hope to keep building from there.
“I was so impressed with the Starting Point service that I encouraged my boyfriend Danny to visit.”
“I was at college but I wasn’t enjoying the education side of it like the exams and A levels.
“My Apprenticeship got me financially stable at an early stage and I love what I am doing now. It’s been an added bonus getting a qualification at the same time.”
“The course stood out as it was something different. It offered me the chance to learn whilst in a working environment.
Even though we were there to learn we were treated like employees of the Chamber rather than kids in a classroom.”
“ I feel like I find the practical tasks enriching and I’ve learned a lot more by being hands on than I would have done if I was learning from a book.”
“I like how much support the Chamber gives you through the Apprenticeship. The company have supported me as well.
“Taking on this Apprenticeship has been really helpful and I have learned so much about myself and other things I didn’t know.”
"When you apply for jobs now, employers are looking for experience. So I’m glad I’ve done an Apprenticeship and have got that experience.”
“I would definitely recommend an Apprenticeship. I didn’t think I would be able to build a website and use Adobe software, I’m learning new skills every day.”