- 1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
- 2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
- 3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
- 4. How valued do you feel by East Riding Council?
- 5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
- 6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
- 6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
- 7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
- 8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
- 9. Would you recommend East Riding Council to a friend?
- 9b. Why?
- 10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to East Riding Council?
My role involved providing administrative support to the team including answering phone calls, meeting and greeting visitors and helping out at events. I also helped organise the events and contacted a large number of people both internally within the organisation but also externally with schools and business representatives.
I have really come out of my shell and built my confidence which has allowed me to put myself forward for other roles and given me much better communication skills. I am also more organised and can deal with tasks quickly and efficiently. I am happy to work by myself or can also work well as part of a team.
It was really good. Some of the tasks can be a little boring and repetitive but that is to be expected with most jobs. I enjoy meeting new people and being able to take responsibility for tasks as it shows that my boss puts her trust in me. I like being part of a team and feeling like I am making a real difference by the work that I am doing.
I feel like my boss has trust in me and really values the work that I do. She gives me tasks that push me as she knows that I can take on new challenges and have proven that I can be a real asset to her team. I am never left out of any tasks or events and there is always something for me to do so I do feel very valued.
It is very well structured though my apprenticeship leader often cancels meetings and sometimes comes unprepared. Some of the tasks I am asked to completed are quite low-level tasks which I feel are too basic for me to complete and I feel like I am doing things for the sake of it rather than because I am learning something from it.
The training provider are okay and provide support most of the time. Sometimes the tasks we are given or set are a little too basic and could be improved but overall I feel we are given support with everything and we are able to speak with each other if there is anything we are left unsure about.
My employer is great, they are extremely supportive and really help me to get the most from even my every day tasks. They try and challenge me so that I can make the most of my time with them and feel like I am always being given new things to do so I am constantly building on and expanding my skills and knowledge base.
My salary is okay, it is a little low but as I am living at home it is fine really for now. I feel like it could be a little higher but I guess as the tasks I am completing are now very high level I can't expect to be paid and more than what I am now. It will be nice to think that it is a good basis for growth in the future.
Yes I was always being involved in events and activities that I really enjoyed. The location was good in terms of being in the town centre so that I had enough stuff to do both during the day and on an evening and could get involved with as much or as little things as I liked.
Learning whilst doing a job is a great way of being to see how your learning applies to a real life work setting. You are learning what skills and experience employers need first-hand and being able to meet new and exciting people and feeling part of a team and like your input is really valued by someone, not just that you are doing a course for yourself or to please an examiner.
I would look around to make sure that you find a really good employer who will be able to provide you with the kind of course that you are interested in. Don't just apply for something because you don't know what else to do, really make sure that you are applying for something in the right area/topic otherwise you won't be able to get the most from it.
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
Yorkshire & The Humber