I took my A Levels at Queens School in Applied Business and Psychology, and soon felt university wasn’t quite right for me. I came to Oaklands initially to work, but conversations with colleagues led me to the chance of doing an Apprenticeship. It presented itself as a great opportunity - some structure, and learning blended with working on the job.
I am currently coming to the end of the BTEC workshops in my Apprenticeship, which are much like the ‘theory’ side of my skills and learning. From there I’ll move on to the NVQ side which focuses more on evidencing and demonstrating what I have learnt. It will put my skills into practise and also I think help me personally in terms of boosting my personal confidence.
I have been given some projects to manage, one of which will include helping the commercial department create and launch a newsletter to share news about all the services we offer around college that could be of use to the wider community, such as dining at our onsite restaurant The Stables, using our Sports Zone facilities and booking conference rooms which are available for hire.
We have currently made a plan and will be launching in the next few weeks. It will be interesting to project manage from conception through to producing the newsletter and evaluating and improving its success over time.