In 2012 Carrie got in touch with HBTC after completing a Beauty Therapy course at Grimsby Institute. She had decided against a career in Beauty Therapy and wanted to pursue an office based role.
Carrie describes herself as more of a hands on learner and decided to apply for Apprenticeships where she could learn on the job, whilst gaining valuable work experience, work towards a qualification and receive a wage. With HBTC’s support Carrie was successful in securing a role as an Apprentice Personal Assistant to the Managing Director at a company in Grimsby.
Carrie stayed with her first employer for 10 months and performed really well. She appreciated the support of her Assessor who she says “helped me when I struggled and encouraged me not to give up, as most of it was me doubting I could do it. HBTC provided me with the confidence I needed to progress.”
Carrie then secured a permanent role with a further employer, E-Factor Group, based at the Business Hive in Grimsby. This was a fantastic opportunity that she secured without the support of HBTC. She took the decision to move roles, as this would open further career and development opportunities. She chose to continue her Apprenticeship alongside her new role and progressed onto the Advanced Apprenticeship which she successfully completed in 2014.
Carrie has now been with the E-Factor Group for 6 years where she is a Client Services Administrator. She loves her role which is really varied and involves interacting with members, setting up rooms for meetings and organising events. She also has the opportunity to enhance her graphic design skills in the role which forms part of her future career aspirations.
Carrie believes undertaking an Apprenticeship is “one of the best decisions I have ever made and would 100% recommend others to consider this path.” She also advises employers to consider recruiting Apprentices, as it is a great way to develop talent for the future.
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