After leaving Calday Grange Grammar School in June 2018, Robert completed a traineeship during the summer prior to starting his apprenticeship with Wirral Met College as an Apprentice Administrator within the Employer Services department.
Working towards a level 3 in Business Administration, Robert says “apprenticeships are the best way to start your career off after school. They allow you to gain valuable knowledge and experience whilst getting paid, and you do not have to worry about the debt that comes from going to university”.
With gleaming feedback, Robert’s line manager said that he “has been a fantastic addition to the administration team. Supporting colleagues across the team, Robert has responsibility for tasks that are integral to the functioning of the College. Settling in well, Robert has proved that he is a very reliable member of the team and is also progressing well with his apprenticeship”.
Aiming to increase awareness of the varying mental health challenges that apprentices may face, Robert also recently undertook an awareness course to act as an apprentice ambassador for other students at Wirral Met College, providing him with the skills and understanding to champion mental wellbeing.
Upon completion of his apprenticeship in 2020, Robert is considering further qualifications and hopes to find full-time employment within an administration role.