Beth Brown, HR Administrator

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Level 3 Business Administration

What is your favourite part of your Apprenticeship?

My favourite part so far has been the Employee/Employer Rights and Responsibilities presentation that I was tasked to create. The presentation allowed me to learn further about the Society, department and team that I work in providing me more of an understanding of my role. 

Why did you choose an Apprenticeship?

During my PDR I mentioned that I would like to progress with the Society and would be keen to attend any courses to improve and excel in my desired career path in HR.

Is your Apprenticeship how you imagined it would be? 

The apprenticeship I'm undertaking is what I expected it to be in terms of work load. I am learning to balance my job role with college work, ensuring I have sufficient time to complete both.

What do you think are the benefits of an Apprenticeship?

I would say that a massive benefit of an apprenticeship is enabling you to learn new skills for your current role which allows you to apply the knowledge to your everyday working life. 

What would you say to someone who is thinking about doing an Apprenticeship?

I would say go for it! There is absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain. 

What one piece of advice would you give another Apprentice? 

Give yourself enough study time and don't leave anything until the last minute - preparation is key!

What are your future plans?

The HR Business Partners in the office inspire me to pursue a career in HR and one day I would love to be doing what they do now. 

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