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Apprenticeship case studies

A portrait picture of Beth Morgan, an apprentice with Telford & Wrekin Council.

Beth is a Short Breaks Coordinator in the Children with Disabilities team and is studying towards a level four qualification in project management.

What attracted you to an apprenticeship with Telford & Wrekin Council?

I joined Telford & Wrekin Council as a junior apprentice in 2016, as I wanted to gain work experience rather than be a full-time student. Since then I have built on my qualifications and am now studying for a level four qualification.

I have moved teams twice since I joined, and have felt fully supported within my roles and have made friends for life whilst learning skills that I will take with me throughout the entirety of my working life.

Where are you hoping your apprenticeship will take you?

I am hoping that I will be able to further my career within project management and the apprenticeship will give me the skills and confidence to do so. Once I have completed the apprenticeship, I may explore the opportunity of studying for a degree in project management. This apprenticeship will provide me with the solid base that I need.

What are your future career aspirations?

I am still not fully sure of what I would like to do in my career long term, but I know that everything that I have learnt so far and will continue to learn will help me in whichever path I decide to take.

What are the benefits of apprenticeships?

The main advantage is that I can study for a qualification whilst also gaining experience in the workplace. I find it useful to be able to discuss my apprenticeship with colleagues, and also have support from my assessor and peers. All coursework and revision can be completed during working hours, so my weekends and evenings are not taken up with studying as they would be if I was at college or university.

What would you say to someone considering an apprenticeship?

I am very passionate about apprenticeships, and I always recommend them to people who aren’t sure what they would like to do or be, regardless of their age. They are a great way to get a flavour of the working environment whilst earning money and gaining a qualification. My first apprenticeship was in 2016 and I made friends that I still talk to every day. There are so many to choose from that people may not be aware of, but there is almost certainly something for everyone.

Last updated: 06/02/2023 10:07

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