Apprentice Spotlight: Alice Young of Prospects Events
Earlier today Kalen shared his story of working as an Apprentice for Prospects Events. At Prospects we take the progression of careers seriously, many of our Apprentices stay with us after completing their apprenticeship so we keep the talent and they get a sustainable job. This afternoon Alice Young tells us about life at Prospects after an apprenticeship.
Alice Young of Prospects Events
Alice Young joined Prospects Events when the team won the first contract to deliver Skills London 2008, starting in the January of that year. Alice started by studying an NVQ level 2 in business & administration in 2007 with a local training provider in Somerset, completing it with Prospects, and started her NVQ level 3 with Prospects Events in 2008 which she completed within a year.
Alice chose an apprenticeship after leaving school, and has celebrated her 18th, 21st and 25th birthdays with the events team. Alice didn’t really enjoy the education aspect of school so when she heard about apprenticeships, earning while learning and working at the same time, it was perfect.
Alice remembers: “I thought I would learn a lot faster and could progress in the company.”
For Alice this is definitely true. Alice is now the sales manager for three of Prospects prestigious regional skills events, and is targeted with bringing in business worth £200,000 per year for Prospects.
By starting with the business and doing administrative work and marketing support for two years Alice learned quickly how to build relationships with people in a professional environment.
Alice is sure that an apprenticeship was the best choice for her career: “I think an Apprenticeship is the best route for any young person. You have the whole package with learning, working and earning money.”
If you’re think about your options for the future and wonder if an apprenticeship could suit you, why not contact the National Careers Service which gives independent advice on finding a career to suit you, getting started in work or moving jobs.
As the UK’s leading provider of careers information, advice and guidance, Prospects holds the Prime Contract to deliver careers advice on behalf of the National Careers Service across London, the South West and West Midlands. As a partner in Careers Yorkshire and the Humber, Prospects provides the National Careers Services in this region.