Success Stories: Meet our Apprentices
Meet our Apprentice Becky, who was studying business studies, finance and health and social care at sixth form, while working in retail before starting a Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship with KT&A. She decided to start an Apprenticeship as she always knew she didn’t want to go to college and thought that an Apprenticeship would be the best option, as she would be working, earning and learning at the same time. She was attracted to the Apprenticeship as Crossley’s offer a range of Apprenticeships as well as offering additional training courses for the future, which provides extra qualifications.
Becky says, “I wanted to see what it was like working within a company who offers the service of payroll as that’s what I wanted my future job to be in. With regards to customer service, I wanted to improve my people skills and confidence.”
Becky says the most difficult thing about starting an Apprenticeship was, “coming into a completely different work environment and having so much to take on board, with regards to learning a new job role whilst completing the Apprenticeship work. However, once you get into the swing of things and how everything works around you it becomes a lot easier to plan your workload, especially with the help of my tutor and work colleagues.”
Becky says her biggest inspiration is her family. “They have all been hard working and set a good example of what I should be doing to become successful – not just with my career but in life in general, for example purchasing property, living independently and having a family.”
If you’re thinking of starting an Apprenticeship, Becky shares some advice; “if someone is unsure about what they want to do, personally I would say an Apprenticeship is the best way to go about it. It saves your time spent in college or university trying to figure out what you want to do. It throws you right into the workforce so you can experience it yourself, compared to being taught about it and having to imagine what it is like. You get paid by your employer as well, so it a full-time job, reducing the stress of having university work and lectures whilst trying to find a job to support yourself financially.”
If you’re feeling inspired by Becky’s story, find out more about our Apprenticeship vacancies here.