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Jace Training – AnnabelBack to listing

What qualification did you study with JACE?

My business admin level 3.

What made you choose to do an apprenticeship?

I did a year of uni and I kind of went through my whole life wanting to be a PE teacher so I went to uni but it really wasn’t for me, so I came out of it and thought, well what do I want to do? And I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do but I knew I wanted to gain more qualifications, so I thought Business Administration was the best way to start. Having a Business Administration apprenticeship in any company is going to help. So, I thought that was the best route.

I applied through JACE Training and had a meeting with my tutor Natalie and I went from there.

Did you school recommend apprenticeships to you?

I honestly can’t remember but I don’t think they did. I went to a private school and they kind of push going to 6th form, going to uni so I don’t think anyone from my school did an apprenticeship actually.

How did you hear about the apprenticeship with JACE?

I did a little bit of admin work at the Jancett head office and Natalie pops in and out and she was my tutor, so she spoke to me and asked was I looking to do anything else? I had a meeting with her and she explained she had a really great opportunity at White Label and would I like her to put me forward for an interview? We passed on my CV and I came in for a few interviews and got the job.

What did you find hardest about the apprenticeship?

Exams! I don’t like exams. They make me feel very nervous. I’d always email Natalie the day before an exam and be like, ‘yeah, can I not do my exam tomorrow?’ and she would always reply ‘You’re doing your exam tomorrow.’

What did you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?

I think I was really lucky here at White Label. I got to do some really, really cool events. We did big award ceremonies and they were so much fun. We had lots of dinner events. We do have quite a few early mornings, but you get breakfast, so it’s fine!

What qualities do you feel will help with being an apprentice?

I think you just need to be willing. You need to be willing to learn and willing to get stuck in. I think getting stuck in is the best way to do it.

How has your tutor and workplace helped you?

White Label were great. They arranged for me to have a Friday to study, depending on how much work we had on at that time. For example, we don’t normally have events during school holidays, so I would only concentrate on work during May and June when we were busiest but then in July and August when it was quieter, I could put in a lot more study work.



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