Apprentice Name - Rebecca Lomax
Apprenticeship Title - HR Higher Apprentice
Employer - Bentley Motors Ltd.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO DO AN APPRENTICESHIP?
I knew an apprenticeship was the right career opportunity for me as i was keen to continue my studying and learn how to apply these into a workplace. the opportunity to work within the team i am now in via work-experience gave me insight into an apprenticeship at Bentley and the role i am now in.
The prospect of developing myself and increasing my employability whilst earning money was the best option for my career!
PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE?
The apprenticeship has been an amazing experience for my professional and personal development. being encouraged to push my own capabilities within my role, and leading business wide projects has been rewarding and fulfilling. i have been able TO NETWORK professionally and play a vital role within my team, and I now own processes and run projects that impact the business which continues to increase my passion for the role.
HOW HAS YOUR APPRENTICESHIP HELPED YOU PROGRESS IN YOUR CAREER?
The apprenticeship has been a fantastic opportunity to further my career. I have created a professional network to support my aspirations and have been able to find mentors within industry to support my development as well as gaining invaluable business insight and experience. I have joined networks and represented the company at external events which has also enhanced my business portfolio. i now know where my career path is taking me and what is achievable!
WHAT DO YOU FEEL ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF DOING AN APPRENTICESHIP OVER OTHER TRAINING OR EDUCATION?
The apprenticeship has provided me with vital life skills that other students may not gain until they are exposed to a working environment, eg., work-life balance, working in line with company values, beliefs or behaviours and business etiquette, all of which are transferable skills that support a strong future career.
Further, being able to apply theory from study has been critical to embedding learning on a day to day basis to positively impact the business.