Each year the Plymouth Schools Football Association host an annual golf competition, as part of their fund raising efforts to enable them to compete in the next football season. The prestigious club is open to all schools across Plymouth, who send their best footballers to try out for the PSFA squad, which has built up quite the reputation.
Here at Skills Group, we recognise talent and as an independent training provider we feel this particular association is under supported, which is why we were keen to get involved and sponsor the prize table.
17+ local businesses supported the club by taking part in the competition on Friday 29th September, which will help to fund the clubs annual running costs. We can’t wait to get an update on how the ’18 Squad get on throughout the season.
I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!
I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!
Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up
The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.
I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!