"I am passionate about apprenticeships because the opportunity for people to learn on the job, whilst also gaining valuable work experience is something that allowed me to become more confident and kickstart my career."
What led you to work for PETA?
At 19 years old, I started an apprenticeship in customer service which led me to start my career where I found a passion for supporting and helping people. Due to this, a few years later I undertook an Information, Advice and Guidance qualification leading me to become a qualified careers advisor. This qualification has allowed me to further develop my ability in supporting people into work and education, helping to remove any barriers and make informed decisions about their progression. As an apprenticeship supported me in the beginning of my career, when the opportunity arose within recruitment at PETA I knew this would be a great chance for me to utilise my skillset but also provide quality support to those looking to enrol in apprenticeships.
What is your role at PETA and what drives you to what you do?
As an apprenticeship recruiter, I am here to support and guide people throughout their journey of applying for apprenticeships and finding the best suited role to them. I am passionate about apprenticeships because the opportunity for people to learn on the job, whilst also gaining valuable work experience is something that allowed me to become more confident and kickstart my career, and I believe many others would benefit in the same way. An apprenticeship allows for people to continue developing their skills and knowledge throughout not only the apprenticeship but also into the future, which is important for remaining adaptable and competent.
What knowledge and experience do you draw upon for your role?
As a qualified careers advisor, I have developed my knowledge in providing quality advice and support to those looking for new opportunities within work and learning. Grouping these opportunities, apprenticeship recruitment is a chance for me to continue supporting people of all ages to begin their career or upskill.
How do you approach your role on a day-to-day basis? What skills are required?
As an extremely organised person, I ensure my workload is prioritised accordingly to business requirements and I am prepared for the day ahead. I am able to communicate across all levels, both internally and externally to provide knowledgeable and supportive information. I am adaptable and empathetic, with the ability to remain calm under pressure and keep a positive attitude.
What are you passionate about outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my partner, friends and family, going for days out, short trips and trying new activities. I love to cook and try different recipes, as well as arts and crafts such as painting and embroidery.
What are your personal values, and what is important to you?
My personal values are kindness, respect, positivity and curiosity. I love to learn and try new things, whilst always being a glass half full type of person.