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What is it like to be an apprentice at Trent & Dove?

At Trent & Dove, we are proud of our apprentices and currently have two Business Administration Apprentices who work with us as well as attending college. 

So, what is it like to be an apprentice here at Trent & Dove? 

We caught up with our newest apprentice Jorja, to see how things are going...

Tell us about you..

My name is Jorja and I am 19 years old. I studied a-levels in health and social care, and sociology. I enjoy going out with friends and spending time with family.

What is your apprenticeship in?

My apprenticeship is in level 3 Business Administration.

Why did you choose an apprenticeship?

I chose to do an apprenticeship as I love taking on new things and apprenticeships are a great way to improve your skills and experience working in a working environment. I also didn’t see myself going to university as I would rather gain qualifications and earn some money alongside it.

What was the process like when applying for your apprenticeship?

When applying it was quite easy, as I just had to fill out an application form online and attach my CV to it. I found the job on the government website. Then Trent & Dove contacted me to come in for an interview. After the interview, they contacted me within 3 days to say I have got the job.

What is your apprenticeship like? What’s a typical day, what is the qualifications side of the work life?

During my apprenticeship, I do general administrative roles such as; emailing, scanning documents, calling customers, organising folders, scheduling and recording data. I also used to go to college once a week but, due to being near the end of my course, I only go once a month now. Due to doing level 3 Business, the past 2 years I will have done around 20 assignments, which I do during college or whenever I have chance during the working day. When my course is finished, I will do some exams and a presentation.

Do you get much support from Trent & Dove?

Yes, I do get support from Trent & Dove as I know my manager Vic is always there if I need anything. There are also well-being officers and HR who can give support.

Do you enjoy being an apprenticeship?

Yes, I am really enjoying it, it’s amazing.

How long is your apprenticeship?

Around 18 months, however you can complete it sooner.

What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about starting an apprenticeship?

I would say go for it, as there are many benefits into starting one. You get qualifications, new skills, meet new people, and experience working in a working environment. I highly recommend becoming an apprentice at Trent & Dove as there are many opportunities and it’s a great way to start your career.

What made you choose this particular apprenticeship?

I chose this apprenticeship as you can go into most career paths, and at the time I was interested in finding something that included business which I am still loving the business side of my job now. I also wasn’t that interested in going to university, so I wanted to do an apprenticeship instead.

What do you like most about your apprenticeship so far?

I like working in my team as I have created a great bond with them - everyone is so helpful, friendly and hardworking! I also like that every day is not the same.

What are some of the things you find to be less positive?

There is nothing at the moment, everything is great!

If there is anything you could improve about your role, what would it be and why?

I can’t think of any reasons why my role needs approving, I do many things in my role, which I love as I get to learn so many new things. Throughout my apprenticeship, my role has helped me gain a lot of confidence and to meet new people.

If you are interested in finding out more about our apprenticeships or any current vacancies, please email recruitment@trentanddove.org 

 

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