#NewYearNewCareer in Business Administration

It’s not too late to change your mind…

Matthew, Business Administration “After school, I started A-Levels as this was the typical path to take, however I quickly realised that this wasn’t the right path for me, I didn’t want to go to University, I wanted to start my career at the same time as learning. So, I looked into apprenticeships and found a Business Administration course through Skills Group. I am now learning all the skills I need and being put forward for job opportunities at the same time. It just shows there’s plenty of ways to get qualified and find the perfect career path without having to go to university.”

Jess, Business Administration “Change is definitely worth it if you aren’t happy! I started a course in Animal Care after school, but realised that this was more of a hobby rather than a career choice. My mum and dad both work in business administration and I became interested in all the ‘behind-the-scenes’ elements. When researching my options, I found an apprenticeship was the perfect fit for me. I am now really enjoying learning about all the different areas within a business and cannot wait to progress onto the next step of my career!”

Jordan, Business Administration “I was worried about changing course as I had already spent a year doing Health and Social Care, however, I knew if I didn’t, I would be doing something I didn’t really want to do for even longer. So when a friend recommended a Business Apprenticeship at Skills Group, I got the courage to move, which I am so pleased I did! I now want to be an Estate Agent and get up every morning motivated to follow my dream.”

Amelia, Business Administration “It’s never too late to change your career path! I started doing Health and Social Care at college when I finished my GCSE’s but I wasn’t enjoying it and thought what’s the point of continuing if I know I don’t want to do this anymore. Now I am studying Business Administration at Skills Group with an apprenticeship secured! I am so pleased I decided to change course as now I am doing something I really love!”

Isobelle, Business Administration “There’s no shame in changing your mind! I started doing a course in Hair and Make-up but found that it was very different from doing it as a hobby. I was also really interested in logistics and organisation so decided a Business apprenticeship would be perfect for me. I love that Skills Group offers the full package – the induction course, which gives me all the knowledge and skills I need, and then help and support to find and complete an apprenticeship. I am so glad I made the decision to move!”

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

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!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

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

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

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.

Ben Freeman, Level 2 Carpentry

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!

Luke Kowalski, Teaching Assistant and former apprentice at Sir Robert Gefferys School