Apprenticeship: Level 3 Applied Sciences
Why did you choose to complete an apprenticeship at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals?
I was already an existing member of staff at the Trust and my manager was keen for me to have the chance to progress in my career and because my qualifications were limited, I was put forward and given this opportunity to further them.
How has your time been at the Trust up to now?
I thoroughly enjoy my role working in the laboratory and have gained so much knowledge and experience. I love the team I work with and enjoy the job I do.
What are your proudest achievements during your time as an apprentice?
I am not the ‘conventional apprentice’ as I was already a full time member of staff. I was given the opportunity to undertake the apprenticeship to be able to progress in my career as my manager must have had faith in my ability. Since beginning the apprenticeship I have progressed to a higher band – I am now a Senior Medical Laboratory Assistant, which I would not be able to be if I was not on this course or going to complete it.
What are your plans after completing your apprenticeship?
I have struggled with doing ‘school work’ again as it has been so long! I have not really thought about any further education after this, I am able to progress to a Band 4 with this qualification which I never dreamt of when starting this role. I probably won’t continue with any education; however I won’t rule it out completely.