Sam Bryant, 17, is currently doing a Level 3 accountancy apprenticeship with Yeovil College. He says the opportunity to learn and earn at the same time seemed like ‘the perfect deal’.
“I didn’t really enjoy school and I really didn’t fancy going to college and do A-levels so I stared looking down the apprenticeship root, with the eye to find an apprenticeship in accountancy,” he explained.
“I decided to do AAT Level 3 because I enjoyed maths at school and I seem to find working with numbers fascinating.”
Sam has received a warm welcome from his employers. “It’s been great Working in such a kind and helpful team, all very keen to help you learn and improve your skills all while keeping a smile on your face,” he said.
“Having an employer helps you learn from much more experienced people, this helps you develop and learn,” he added.
After he completes his Level 3 course, Sam is hoping to move on and do a Level 4 qualification, with the aim of becoming a fully qualified accountant.
“I would definitely recommend Apprenticeships and work-based learning to other people, as I am really enjoying it and it allows you to learn but not feel like you’re in the normal education system,” he said.
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.