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.