This is my second apprenticeship within the Civil Service. I was one of the first ever civil service apprentices when I started my Level 4 Business Administration Higher Apprenticeship straight from college in 2013.
Although I had received an offer for a uni place, I realised that I really wanted to start working straight away. However, that didn’t mean that I wanted to stop learning. The apprenticeship gave me a chance to do both.
As an apprentice correspondence officer in the Ministerial and Public Communications Division, I learned all about the power of words and communications.
I loved that and when I completed the apprenticeship I moved into content editing in a communications and content team at the Department for Education.
Several years later and ready for a new career challenge, I started a Level 6 Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship.
This means that I am working towards a BA (Hons) degree in Business Management, with no tuition fees.
My current role remains within content creation but I am now a senior content designer and I manage a team.
I am using the skills learned across 2 apprenticeships on a daily basis and I feel like the apprenticeship route has enabled me to grow personally and professionally.