This week we celebrate National Apprenticeship week 2022, a government-backed initiative that takes place from 7th-13th February 2022, to highlight the increasingly important role that apprenticeships play now for young people, businesses and communities in the UK.
To mark this important week, and highlight our ongoing commitment to apprenticeships, we’ve talked to Ruby Nunn, our IT Apprentice to find out more about her apprenticeship at Cotteswold Dairy.
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am 18 years old and I left school after completing my A-levels. I have worked at Cotteswold Dairy for 8 Months now.
What is your apprenticeship in?
My Apprenticeship is in IT and the course I am studying is Level 3 IT Infrastructure Technician.
Why did you choose an apprenticeship?
I chose an apprenticeship as I wanted to gain hands-on experience whilst also further developing my knowledge and skills in IT.
What is your apprenticeship like?
Every day is different which makes the job very interesting. Day-to-Day I fix and manage people’s IT problems, work on projects and log tickets.
I attend a college course for a week every month and in between that I have tasks I have to complete and evidence that I am using them in my day-to-day tasks.
What has been the most challenging part of your job?
No two problems are the same, so understanding how to go about solving each problem has been a challenge. It is completely different to when you are in school, so learning how to adapt to the business world can take time.
Do you get a lot of support from Cotteswold Dairy?
Yes, I have regular meetings to monitor progress and there is always someone I can talk to if I have any worries or concerns.
What do you hope to do when your apprenticeship finishes?
I hope to continue my career in IT and carry on learning new skills that will help me in my job.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about starting an Apprenticeship?
My advice would be to do it in a subject you enjoy learning about and want a career in because there is a lot to learn. However, it is definitely worth it.
To get involved, or find out more about National Apprenticeship Week 2022, please visit www.apprenticeships.gov.uk to find out more.