National Apprenticeship Week - Baillie Curtis

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10 / 3 / 2015 8am

Baillie Curtis – started as an apprentice in receipts and delivery, she now has a substantive post as receipt and delivery support Officer.

Usually young adults will leave school and go into college or university. I thought I’d take a different route, one that offers hands on experience - an apprenticeship.

I was fortunate enough to be given an opportunity to work for one year in the receipt & delivery store management department at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust.

My supervisor has shown me lots of different areas of work within the department and I have gained a lot of experience and confidence. I have had a lot of support from all team members throughout the year which is nice. They have shown me new things and always been there for me when I needed them.

Not only has this apprenticeship provided practical work experience but it has presented me with the prospect of a full time job role within the department, which has boosted my confidence for the future.

This apprenticeship helped me strengthen my knowledge and develop new skills. I have learned to adapt the way I communicate with people from different backgrounds and ages, which has enabled me to grow in confidence.

My apprenticeship has opened my eyes a lot, without doing this apprenticeship I would not be where I am now. Prospective employers will recognise the world renowned public health service, the NHS, on my CV when I apply for jobs in the future.

I am very grateful I have had the chance to do this apprenticeship and complete it. This has given me experience which I can take with me throughout my working life.

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