Apprenticeship Case Studies

  • Tierney Ball – Events Assistant Level 3 Apprenticeship

    After finishing my A-Levels I knew that University was not for me and that I wanted to go straight into the world of work. An apprenticeship was best suited for me as this enabled me to begin working, while continuing to learn, on the job. For me, learning whilst working and enjoying my role, is how I learn best, therefore an apprenticeship was highly recommended to me and is something that I am glad to have started.

    Since starting my apprenticeship I have learnt a lot about the industry and how different parts of the industry operate and how to manage a range of tasks. I feel that starting my apprenticeship has helped to develop my confidence and has pushed me to do things that I would have turned away from in the past, like dealing with problems that occur whilst I am managing an event and knowing how to address these in the correct way rather than turning to someone else to solve. The different points that I have learnt whilst taking part in my apprenticeship are contributing to my personal development as an event coordinator.

    During my apprenticeship so far, I have enjoyed the responsibility I have been given during the running of an event. This is a role that includes organising staff throughout the duration of the event, organising the delegates and solving any problems they may have and also being able to oversee the whole event.

    I am aiming to work my way up to becoming a full-time Event Manager. I would love to run a corporate and event sector within Compass Group and have the ability to achieve goals and targets whilst fulfilling the role.

  • Mohamed Karaa – Commis chef Level 2 Apprenticeship

    Before I started my Apprenticeship I had limited knowledge of English and maths. I was finding it quite difficult to deal with certain things in the kitchen and also I was quite nervous with writing and composing emails, but my Qualifications Manager made me feel at ease and comfortable and taught me about writing emails and expressing myself through writing.

    I gained lots of knowledge and information on food, food safety and how to make myself a better chef. My qualifications Manager was always available and we would work on my development as a team.

    I also learned a lot in cooking and how to prepare meat and fish and make traditional dishes with them. It made me understand things better when I came back to my workplace.

    I feel that I am a better chef and am feeling extremely confident in the kitchen. I can compose and write good emails now and I have a much better understanding of math and cooking in the kitchen.




  • Todd Turner – Operations Manager Level 5 Apprenticeship

    I am not naturally an academic learner, I did not exceed tremendously at school, as my learning style is more akin to kinaesthetic learning, with on the job skills. This apprenticeship has given me the ability to show what I can do whilst applying my skills and knowledge, rather than just complete theoretical learning and documentation.

    My main focus has been around trying to understand the theories and models which I currently use in day to day life. 

    I have already completed my level 3 and my level 5 in leadership & management. Both of which have supported my career growth. My next step is to complete my level 7 in leadership & management, ideally continuing the apprenticeship route to the
    very top of the qualification.

    Since joining the apprenticeship I have been promoted, and I continue to utilise the knowledge and skills it is giving me to support my career growth. Most importantly though I know that I want to be able to lead as many people as possible and support their development and ensure they are happy within their lives.

    For those who are considering starting an apprenticeship, my advice would be to jump in! Be committed, be present and be ready to enjoy learning. The great thing about apprenticeships is you get to try different skills, different theories, and learn from them. Most importantly, share the knowledge.