An apprenticeship in business administration: Ploy tells her story

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Ploy is thoroughly enjoying her experience at Yeovil College, and said the best thing about it is being able to work with an ‘amazing’ team.

Ploy White, 20, is doing a Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship with Yeovil College. She explains why an apprenticeship was the right move for her.

“When I was finishing my final year at College, I started to discuss with my tutor what I should do next,” she explained.

“I wanted to continue to study Business but I would have had to pay for the course as that was my third year at College, so I decided to take a look at Apprenticeships to see if they were more appropriate for me. I was offered a Level 3 Apprenticeship role within the Finance Department in Finance Business Administration.”

“They are always willing to help me and train me to do my jobs better,” she said. “I always feel inclusive in the team tasks and meetings. Also, I like the fact that the College have Staff Association to bring every staff member together and interact outside of work”

“Everyone I have worked with has been kind, helpful and supportive; and learning from more experienced people around me has been of great benefit.”

Looking to the future, Ploy is now excited about a career in finance and hopes to continue working at the College.

“I now have the job that I wanted, so for the future I hope to stay in Finance and expand my knowledge,” she said.

“I would definitely recommend Apprenticeships to other people. If you think that Apprenticeships are only for trades people, cheap labour or just making tea and coffee, you are very much mistaken. If you want to learn from practical experience, mistakes and successes and you are tired of sitting and learning about theory then an Apprenticeship is for you.”

As one of the largest apprenticeship providers in the Southwest, Yeovil College has some of the highest customer satisfaction results in Somerset. The additional number of apprenticeship opportunities that this satisfaction has brought is providing more vacancies for the young people of Somerset.

With more than 1000 apprenticeships and growing, the College is continually recruiting new staff for its customers.

Yeovil College is holding An Apprenticeship jobs Fair and Recruitment Day on Tuesday 6 March where over 40 employers will be attending and actively recruiting their next Apprentices.

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