Looking to change career, Beverley started her apprenticeship as an adult learner. She is now a Sales Order Processor at Roundel Manufacturing, one of the premium suppliers to the UK’s house builders of bespoke furniture.
Level 2 Business Administration.
Roundel Manufacturing Limited in Washington.
Sales Order Processor.
Receiving customer kitchen orders and adding the choices to the relevant job in a SOP programme.
I add colour choices and upgrades so that all the required parts will be ordered and manufactured to complete the kitchen.
I enjoy the challenge of working out new upgrades and layouts, and discovering more about the whole manufacturing and fitting of kitchens.
The opportunity to learn while being employed.
I wanted to change career, an apprenticeship offered the chance to gain experience in a new role and industry and the possibility of permanent employment.
I attending college for IT which was enjoyable. The whole experience has helped build my confidence and made me realise what I can achieve with determination.
The atmosphere was relaxed, the class size was small so help was always available.
I think apprenticeships are an excellent way to gain experience and qualifications so yes I would recommend.
Securing an apprenticeship as a mature person can be difficult.
I am aware the funding can differ depending on age and many companies will not even consider a mature learner and this can damage confidence.
I think this needs to be looked into and older people need to be encouraged that apprenticeships can be for them.
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