As we step into National Apprentice Week, we took the opportunity to sit down with one of our talented apprentices here at Mediplacements to delve into their journey and experiences. With apprenticeships becoming an increasingly popular choice for career development, we were curious to learn why our apprentice chose this path and how they are finding it. Throughout our conversation, we explored the motivations behind their decision, their impressions of the apprenticeship journey thus far, and the ways in which it has enriched their professional growth.
Join us as we gain insights into the apprentice's perspective, uncovering the invaluable benefits of choosing an apprenticeship in the dynamic world of recruitment.
Please can you tell us about your experience so far as an apprentice resourcer at Mediplacements?
Being an apprentice resourcer at Mediplacements has been very enjoyable and educational. I feel like I am learning something new every day which will enhance my skills for my career. Since my first day at Mediplacements, I have felt very welcomed and included, and interconnected with the company as a whole.
What motivated you to pursue an apprenticeship in recruitment over more traditional education or training programs (i.e. college courses, 6th form etc)?
I wanted to do an apprenticeship in recruitment as I did not think I would have benefited personally from going to 6th form or college. I believe an apprenticeship was the best option for me as you can gain on-the-job experience while also gaining a qualification at the end of your apprenticeship.
How have you found the balance between learning on the job and managing your NVQ work?
Here at Mediplacements, they have been amazing with helping me balance my learning on the job and my NVQ work by allowing me to have time each day to complete my NVQ work. I feel very confident that I will be able to get my qualification at the end of my apprenticeship because of all the support I have been given by the company.
What “skills for life” do you think you are developing through your apprenticeship, both personally and professionally? How do you think these will benefit your career aspirations?
While doing an apprenticeship, I feel like I have developed life skills that I will use throughout my career in recruitment, e.g. how to speak to candidates on the phone, using different databases, rules, and regulations that a company would require, and many more. I also think an apprenticeship allows you to benefit personally by giving you real life experience which has helped me gain confidence and ambition for my future.
What advice would you give to anyone who is considering an apprenticeship? Would you recommend this career path to them?
My advice for someone who is considering an apprenticeship is that if you are more of a practical, hands-on learner then this path is for you. You will be getting a qualification like you would in college or 6th form, and you are also getting paid to work as well, which will help you to become a more independent person.
How would you describe the company culture and support for apprenticeships at Mediplacements? Would you recommend for other aspiring apprentices to apply to work with us specifically?
Mediplacements has been all I could ask for while doing my apprenticeship. They have helped me with my on-the-job training and off-the-job training. Everyone here has made me feel very welcomed, and I feel very supported while doing my apprenticeship. I would recommend anyone who is interested in recruitment and wanting to do an apprenticeship to apply to work with Mediplacements.