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Apprentice Case Study - Rochelle O'Hara

Rochelle O'HaraHuman Resources Apprentice

South Leicestershire College (SLC)

"Before my Apprenticeship, I went to sixth form and gained 3 A Levels and went onto study History at the University of Northampton; however, I did not feel comfortable or happy in Northampton. So I left and I searched for a job for a while until I arrived at and applied for the role at SLC.

I had never thought about doing an Apprenticeship before but the idea of ‘learning whilst you earn’ appealed to me so I applied and now here I am.

I would recommend Apprenticeships to others as you do gain new skills whilst learning; I believe the main benefit has been boosting my confidence.

I think what might put some people off Apprenticeships is the low wage but the way I think about it is after the Apprenticeship you have a qualification that can boost you wage.

It’s earning a bit less now but to gain more in the future."

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