Case Studies

Apprenticeship Case Study

Posted by Social Change on 2017-03-03 00:00

Chloe was successfully appointed at CoLC as an apprentice in July 2014. Chloe had already completed A Levels and decided that the university route was not for her. The idea of an apprenticeship in order to gain vocational business experience and relevant qualifications very much appealed to her.

Initially Chloe was based within the Support Services team in DDES and within six months gained the position of Regeneration Officer on a temporary contract supporting the Western Growth Corridor and Transport Hub projects.

Chloe has gathered a range of high praise from CX, Assistant Directors and Service Managers for her exceptional attitude in the workplace, her attention to detail and the professionalism with which she carried out her duties.

Having completed her BAL2 Chloe progressed to BAL3 (LCC contract) and became involved in a range of city wide projects from a Regeneration point of view. Chloe rose to every challenge set by her assessor, tackling the assignments head on and producing a range of high quality and outstanding work.

In January of this year Chloe was appointed to the permanent role of Trainee HR Officer; quickly receiving praise within the Senior Management Team for her abilities. Within her first three weeks Chloe was dealing with authority wide recruitment.

It is highly predicted that Chloe will climb the career graded position quickly and developing a new skill set in order to become a qualified HR Advisor.  Chloe has recently commenced a Level 3 Diploma in Human Resources and on successful completion of, fully intends to access a CIPD Level 5 qualification.

Chloe says:  "The apprenticeship as a whole, both Level 2 and 3, has been amazing and has allowed me to develop new skills and knowledge, meet new people and secure a full time permanent role at the Council. I would recommend this scheme to anybody!"