“I got a job as assistant manager at a hotel and my manager encouraged me to do the level 3 hospitality Apprenticeship with learndirect. It wasn’t something I had thought about but it was free education and an opportunity to prove my skills so I decided to do it. I’m told I completed my Apprenticeship very quickly as I did it in just six months but I found it so interesting.
“The best thing about the Apprenticeship was that it was so relevant to my job. Whilst I was completing it my manager left and I had to step into his role for a month. This is where it was crucial to use what I had already learnt. I was taking on all sorts of new tasks and the Apprenticeship gave me the confidence to do this. I’d tell anyone considering an Apprenticeship with learndirect to do it. It’s free education that gives you a qualification.”