“When I was due to leave school I went to see the careers adviser. She told me about an Apprenticeship which would allow me to learn while I earn. They put me in touch with Primark at Motherwell. I was paired up with a member of staff who showed me the ropes. I did whatever tasks I was set when I was set them.
“As I learned new skills I gathered more and more evidence for my apprenticeship and started to take on more responsibility so much so that I now have my own department. I enjoy the responsibility as it builds on my skills and gives me something to look forward to. I feel more independent and confident to make decisions.
“I have a good job and I’m happy. I feel so fortunate to have stepped out of school, into a learndirect centre and into Primark. The support I have received and the qualifications I have gained have positioned me well for any future promotion opportunities.
“To anyone else considering an apprenticeship with learndirect, I’d say go for it. Without learndirect I’d still be on £50 a week and would have lost interest by now. Now I’m excited to climb the ladder and see how much I can achieve with Primark.”