The apprentice spotlight, as part of our celebrations for National Apprenticeship Week, today shines on Rachel Jesson of Prospects Education Resources.
Rachel Jesson of Prospects Education Resources
Rachel joined Prospects Education Resources in Barrow-in-Furness as an apprentice four months ago. She is working towards her NVQ level 3 diploma in business administration.
Rachel loves learning new things and has found the best bit is being part of a busy office is that there are always things to do as she works towards her qualification.
“I like that I don't do the same thing everyday and my work is varied.” said Rachel
Before joining Prospects, Rachel worked as a hairdresser and part-time for Debenhams, but chose to do an apprenticeship because it was a good way to gain experience in the workplace. She added the apprenticeship option is “the best way to learn and enhance your skills by getting hands on experience.”
Rachel is enjoying her role and would definitely recommend an apprenticeship to her friends. Sharing her experience Rachel commented “I would tell them to try to get into a busy business as they give the best experience, and it is very busy at Prospects Education Resources!”
Prospects have supported Rachel, ensuring she can learn by applying real life experiences and scenarios to complete her college work. And the best bit is Rachel is keen to stay with Prospects after she has completed her apprenticeship, and aims to have a long career with us which looks likely when you hear what her team say about her.
“Rachel joined the Barrow team in November and is already an asset to us. Rachel is hardworking and very willing to learn often questioning why we do things in certain ways which has made us look at our procedures, which is always good for business. Rachel has worked on many projects that we would not have had the time to undertake ourselves, bringing in extra sales for the Barrow Unit.
“Rachel has fitted in extremely well and we have all taken time to sit with her so she has a good understanding of how Barrow functions. She is a breath of fresh air, always cheery and we are very happy she is part of our team.”
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.