Celebrating Our Apprentices
National Apprenticeship Week 2018 #NAW2018
This month, we are celebrating the success of our apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week. It brings together employer and learner to recognise the dedication and hard work that is done in their respected industries, and we are proud to support and reward our top apprentices through-out the year.
For us, it’s not just a week, it’s a whole lifetime that we embrace and celebrate the achievements of all our learners. We have gathered some of our recent apprentices to hear their journeys and success stories, and see how much of their confidence and knowledge has grown since starting.
Succeeding in Horse Care: Flo’s story
Flo shares her story of becoming a Horse Care apprentice and how she has excelled as a Junior British Event Rider. Flo is working at Rectory Farm in Wiltshire, completing her Level 3 in Horse Care:
“I chose the apprenticeship route because I wanted to broaden my horizons and ensure I had the right skills for my future career in horse care. I event to intermediate and have been selected for Team GB’s Development Squad. I’ve definitely matured. I used to be shy and hid away from new people, however, I now teach new staff and mentor Level Two apprentices.
My advice for any future apprentices is to be keen, be hard working and being a team player – don’t be afraid of getting stuck into whatever you get asked to do.”
Growing confidence in a new industry
Growing confidence in a new industry – Chloe is from Aberdare, a small town with limited job opportunities in South Wales. Chloe took her future into her own hands and went in a completely different direction to anything she knew; working with horses. Chloe started a Level 2 Horse Care apprenticeship at Green Meadow’s and completed the BHS Exam route.
Claire is the Yard Manager and has helped train Chloe from the beginning, we caught up with her about Chloe’s progress on the yard:
“When Chloe first came to us, she had no experience with horses. But, Chloe has achieved so much in such a short space of time. She is so easy to work with as she wants to learn and improve her skills all the time; she always ask questions and isn’t afraid to ask for help. Chloe is a pleasure to train as she genuinely wants to learn.”
Why I chose an apprenticeship in Business
Amandine has recently finished a Level 2 in Business Administration at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. She shares how work-based-learning has helped her gain industry knowledge, and how working and studying in a business environment has helped towards her personal development.
“I wanted to do an apprenticeship in Business and Administration to expand my knowledge, and focus my career within the business sector. For my own personal development, it was a good way to complete the qualification while working at the same time.”
Kick-starting your career with a Traineeship
If you have little or no experience with horses but have a passion for this industry, we can off you a Horse Care Traineeship. Chloe, a recent Trainee, discusses her experience with us:
“When I first came to Wickstead Farm, I didn’t have much knowledge with horses, but I knew it was something I wanted to do. The traineeship was ideal, as it helped me to understand what it’s like to work with horses and how challenging it can be to work in Horse Care. I’ve always wanted to do an apprenticeship, however, the traineeship has really given me a clear insight into what it’s like to work with horses on a yard.”
Completing an apprenticeship allows the learners to develop their confidence in their job role. The training, all the apprentices receive throughout their apprenticeship programme, is conducted by a trained supervisor onsite, with monthly site visits from an expert Haddon Training Trainer-Coach.
Are you inspired and want to know more? Then call our team on 01672 519977 for help and advice.