lice mes, Flagship Group, Housing Policy and Practce pprentce
Where did you go to school? Wymondham High Sixth Form
What subjects did you study? Psychology, Sociology and Geography
Why did you choose an pprentceship? I chose an apprentceship because you get experi-
ence whilst on the job͘ I wanted to start my career path when I lef Sixth Form, this appren-
tceship has allowed me not only to start my career but also progress within my studying
What path did you take to get to your current positon? From GSCE’s, I then went on to
-Levels͘ When this opportunity came up, I applied and received offers to both stag-
es of the interview process (one being a group interview and one being an individual inter-
view) and then I got the apprentceship with Flagship͘
What does a typical day in your role look like? My day varies, in my apprentceship I move
around the company in three-month blocks receiving an insight into each department with-
in Flagship͘ This ranges from departments such as the Housing Team to HR͘ I am currently
with the Housing Team and a typical day for me is shadowing different roles within the de-
partment, helping our customers͘ I have shadowed a range of visits, varying from signing
up a customer to carrying out a pre-leave inspecton͘
What do you think are the most valuable skills have you learnt on your apprentceship?
Some of the most valuable skills I have learnt on this apprentceship are: teamwork (when
working with my colleagues), communicaton skills (when communicatng with our custom-
ers) and adaptability skills too (when adaptng to different situatons)͘
What is the job prospect/progression when you complete your apprentceship? When I
complete my apprentceship, I am guaranteed a job from Flagship͘ The idea is that afer I
have experienced each department through learning and shadowing, I choose the depart-
ment that I feel I would like to work with͘
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? This is a difficult queston as I have only experienced
one department in my apprentceship so far͘ However, I thoroughly enjoy working with our
Housing Team and would love to see myself being part of them in 5 years’ tme͘ I would like
lice mes, Flagship Group, Housing Policy and Practce pprentce
What do you like best about being an apprentce? I love working whilst studying, you gain
the experience whilst working which really benefits your studies because you can apply
your experiences͘
Why do you love your apprentceship?
I love the support that Flagship provide. Not only am I given a day of
study leave a week to focus on my qualificatons, I also have a huge
support network from a range of people within Flagship. I also love
the opportunites provided in this apprentceship such as moving
around the company, experiencing different departments and working
on different projects.