National Apprenticeship Week: The Chamber Apprentice

Fri, February 7th, 2020

Hear from Nathan Taylor who joined the Chamber as an apprentice...

Nathan Taylor who joined the Chamber as an apprentice Administration Assistant in November tells us why he chose an apprenticeship.

“I am currently completing a level 3 apprenticeship in Business Administration at Liverpool Chamber of Commerce. My responsibilities include providing wider administration support for multiple departments, such as International Trade, Membership and Events. I have quickly learnt that having an efficient and well run admin function helps to create a solid foundation for all Chamber processes, particularly in making sure that our information is up to date. This is a key element in providing a high quality service for all our members and partners.

The Chamber provides on the job training, and assists in completing all aspects of my apprenticeship work including the theory worksheets. A good example of this is when I support Chamber events and am able to provide practical evidence to demonstrate the knowledge and skills I have gained in specific business areas. The staff at the Chamber also offer first-hand experience of apprenticeships and are available to provide help whenever I need it as well as sharing their wider experiences.

The reason I chose to complete an apprenticeship was that it is provides a qualification which is CV enhancing, meaning it opens up further opportunities after completion. Apprenticeships provide young people with the necessary skills for career progression and it has also allowed me to ‘earn while I learn’ (not my own phrase). Therefore, I can earn money whilst receiving training and education. I discovered that university wasn’t the right option for me so this was the logical next step and I have no regrets about the choice I made.

So if I could give any advice to those considering an apprenticeship, I would say go for it! Get your foot in the door of a reputable company - you never know where it might lead.”

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