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Business and Administration

After working in the NHS for a few years, I decided that it was time to take evening courses at a local college to further my education. When I informed my manager about this, she pointed me to the Pulse and told me about the apprenticeship opportunities that are available within the Trust. I was so relieved to know that I could challenge my skills whilst working. This meant I could have the best of both worlds and not be away from my family in the evenings. One of the requirements of the apprenticeship course is to have English and Maths GCSEs or equivalent, which I do not have. I was so grateful to hear that the apprenticeship program would also include the necessary training of these two courses.

So far, I have found the adjustment to be a challenge as I have not been in a school setting for quite some time. Writing essays has never been my strong point, but I have been given material to assist me when needed. My tutor has also been extremely supportive and readily available with tips and guidance.

I am really looking forward to completing and obtaining my certificate in Business and Administration. It will definitely give me a sense of achievement and boost my CV. I plan on remaining as an NHS employee and use my skills to their full potential. I do hope to sign up to other apprenticeship courses in the near future.