If you are thinking about choosing an apprenticeship as your route to career success, or are an employer considering taking on an apprentice to bring fresh ideas to your business, then take a moment to read about the experiences of some of our apprentices and their Training Coordinators.
Name: Mark Harrison
Name: Nathan Balfour
Name: Gerry Cooney
Name: Laura Start
Name: Clare Shemilt
Name: Mark Godwin
Name: Chris Weller
Name: Lisa Waller
Although fairly new to her role as an Apprenticeship Assessor, Lisa has known that she wanted to become an Assessor ever since she started working in childcare and education 10 years ago. “I remember meeting one of my colleague’s Assessors when I first worked in a nursery and talked to them about their role. From that point it was my goal to become one,” explains Lisa. “I enjoy seeing learners achieve and seeing them learn and progress in their job role.”
Lisa has a wealth of experience in industry, having held a range of positions in the private and public sectors. She has worked closely with unprivileged children and families as a Nursery Nurse and Senior Early Years Educator at a children’s centre, as a Teaching Assistant in various primary schools and as a Nursery Supervisor for a nursery chain.
Another big organisation that Lisa has experience with is Milton Keynes Council, whom she worked for as an Ethnic Minority Language Support Worker, supporting children in schools across Milton Keynes. She has also travelled to work as a Kindergarten English Teacher in an orphanage for a year abroad.
Lisa enjoys the interaction and communication with employers and learners that is a pivotal part of her role and is always keen to highlight to employers the drive and passion that apprentices possess; “they are so committed,” she says.