#SkillsGroupSuccessStory - Competition

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED. Who doesn’t like taking a good selfie or sending a funny vid to their mates – We definitely do!

We love to see how our learners are getting on whilst working towards their apprenticeships, so we thought we’d turn it into a bit of a comp, as we also like to give away prizes too.

We want you, our learners, to take pictures, videos or Facebook Live all of the exciting projects you’re involved with and working on, to show what a Success Story you are. We want to see what you are doing in class, something new that you have learnt in your employment, it could be a new hairstyle you have created, or perhaps you have finally mastered quoins (you know if you know) in your bricklaying class.

We’d like you to share these Success Stories AND win prizes, with our #SkillsGroupSuccessStory competition.

How it works

Whoever posts our favourite pic/video or Facebook live, celebrating the work they are doing on their Skills Group Apprenticeship or Work Placement, will win a £200 Amazon voucher to spend on whatever they fancy, second place will win a £100 Amazon voucher and third place will win a £50 Amazon voucher.
All you have to do is upload your best photos/video or Facebook live to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #SkillsGroupSuccessStory – and don’t forget to tag us!

The competition will run between Monday 17th September and Friday 26th October, so make sure you get hashtagging to be in with a chance of winning.
We look forward to seeing your Success Stories and trying to narrow down our favourites! Keep an eye out on our social media channels where we will announce the winners.
Don’t forget to read the Terms and Conditions here when you enter.

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