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My apprenticeship

My name is Abbie Cosgrove, and I’ve just recently started working at City College Peterborough as a Receptionist Apprentice. When I was in secondary school, I unfortunately was signed off so I didn’t get to complete my GCSE’s, I did however go on to study at...

13 down, one to go

I officially only have one NVQ unit left, I have some that still need a little bit of evidence work to make them complete, but there is only one unit left that I haven’t actually started. Written work has made up a large part of my qualification, with only a few...

A balancing act

As well as the work to be done on the day job, there is also work to be done on the… night job? Well, that all really depends on how you look at it and most importantly, how you want to look at it. So, I think of it this way; the apprenticeship is spilt into two...

Finishing my apprenticeship

I am now in my last week of my apprenticeship and I have learned so much and gained a lot of experience, which has really helped me to prepare for my future and to go further with my career. I have learned how to answer telephone calls professionally, respond to...

Starting my apprenticeship

My name is Rebecca and I am currently working towards a Level 3 Business Administration course at NetSupport. Since starting my apprenticeship at NetSupport, I have settled in well and been made to feel very welcome. My team have been very supportive and helpful. The...

My top 10 benefits of apprenticeships

Apprenticeships can offer many benefits, here are my top 10: Gaining experience that may not have been available to you elsewhere Additional qualifications Helpful for people who may not have done well in school Can help decrease barriers to employment Integrates you...

Tips on becoming an apprentice

Becoming an apprentice is not always hard to do. But, it can be if you don’t plan for the days ahead. So here are a few quick steps you can try to follow to help you find a suitable apprenticeship and to help you avoid some of the mishaps. 1. The “Find an...

My apprenticeship at City College Peterborough

Hello! My name is Evelina, I am 19 years old. I was born in Latvia.  About 4 years ago, I moved from my country to England. When I came to the UK I was starting school in year 11 because my English language was not good enough for six form. When I finished school, I...

Moving to a new role…

Hi everyone, There have been some new developments since my last post, as I will now be moving to do administration for the Day Opportunities team, starting from the 29th of March. This will be because of staff changes and I am very excited to see what this new role...

Apprenticeship update

In my last post, I talked about a leaflet that I was instrumental in designing which was distributed to homes in the local area. It definitely had a positive effect, as we had people coming into the hub with the leaflet to sign up for courses that they'd read about...

My Apprenticeship

Hi, my name is Sophie, I'm 21, and I'm doing a level 3 apprenticeship in business administration. I went straight from school to university where I studied psychology, and then graduated with a 2:1, but when I came to apply for jobs after uni, I found that my lack of...

My apprenticeship

My first week was very easy, I would do the simple tasks to ease into the work and I started to learn that everyone in the office was very kind and was there to help me. During this week, I was told to take on a few extra jobs in different departments to help and...

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