CASE STUDY - Amy Barden
Date posted: 30/01/2012
Apprenticeship Area: Business & Administration Level 2
Employer: Precision Recruitment, 2-6 York Street, Leicester LE1 6NU
Amy had been unemployed for 2 years and was unable to find part-time work. This situation was very challenging for a young Mum with a little 4 year old boy.
Amy initially thought that Apprenticeships were just for 16-18 year olds, but after registering on the NAS website, she learnt that they are available to all age groups. She found the Business & Administration Apprenticeship attached to SLC which will give her an NVQ Level 2 qualification upon completion.
“I feel very much part of the team here at Precision. I enjoy the mix of hands on practical work and the learning side of the course, which is all relevant to the job. Apprenticeships are a good way to get practical experience and build self- confidence. It has been life-changing for me as I was giving up hope of ever being employed. I would tell other people thinking about Apprenticeships to go for it!”