I completed my GCSE’s in 2016 as a student of The Blandford School. I passed all my exams at grade C and above. I was very happy with the results as I did much better than I thought.
Once I knew the results I started to think about what I wanted to do for the following two years. I had the options of attending school, college or doing an apprenticeship. My initial thought was to go to college like the majority of my friends. I then decided to attend an introduction session for mechanics and electrical engineering at Poole and Bournemouth College. I also decided to have a look into the apprenticeship scheme and chose to pursue that option.
My sister, who had completed an apprenticeship at Dorset County Council, recommended a website that she used to find her apprenticeship https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeshipsearch. Using the site I found my current apprenticeship. As I enjoyed studying business studies for my GCSE’S I thought working in a business environment would be suitable.
I am now five months into my apprenticeship which I am really enjoying. I work for a new team called Shared Services that was formed in April 2016. I have a range of different roles within the Adult and Community Services directorate and the work is varied.
Overall I have learnt many new skills and met lots of new people. I also feel that my confidence has grown and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the apprenticeship brings.