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Apprentice Case Study - Charlotte Neal

Charlotte NealAdministration Apprentice

South Leicestershire College (SLC)

“Originally I hadn’t planned to go to college but my school encouraged me to try it and I haven’t looked back. I joined South Leicestershire College where I took a Business Level 3 course and achieved a triple distinction star. The course had no exams which I preferred and I made some good friends.

After finishing the course my first thought was to go to University. I’d never really considered an Apprenticeship before as I didn’t fully understand what they were, but when the University tuition fees went up I had to look at alternative things. 

I chose to do an Apprenticeship because I didn’t want to be sat around doing nothing and University was just too expensive.  As a student I helped out in the college offices when they were really busy. They told me there was an Apprenticeship going and to apply for the vacancy once it had been advertised on the National Apprenticeship website. Luckily I got the job and am now an Administration Apprentice. I work with a great team and enjoy the work.

In the future, I would like to continue working at the college and then progress further, maybe into management.

The Apprenticeship is giving me the skills and knowledge of working in an office as well as experience which is important to employers.

I think Apprenticeships are a great way to learn especially if you need to earn money as well. You meet great people and you're gaining life experience.”

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