Apprenticeship case studies

Rebecca Baker

Administration Apprentice at South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Rebecca worked for six years in hospitality before deciding it was time for a change, and began her apprenticeship with the ambulance service to “make a difference in the world”.

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Emily Parker

Centre Assistant at Creative Youth Network

Completing her apprenticeship with a charitable organisation gave Emily the chance to gain a qualification and contribute to the charity’s mission just by doing her job.

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Joanna Pengilley

Centre Manager at Creative Youth Network

Joanna says it is incredibly effective to take on young apprentices in their workplace and aligns with their ‘whole ethos and value’, with a number of roles being ‘set up to offer apprentices a great flavour’ of the charity.

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Lauren Hegarty

Human Resources apprentice at City of Bristol College and eXPD8 Field Marketing

Lauren opted to explore the apprenticeship route as it allowed her to continue working and earning money while providing her with the qualification she needed to pursue a career in HR.

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Louie Amos

Business Administration Apprentice at South Western Ambulance Service Education Centre

Louie decided to change career after working as a chef, and found undertaking an apprenticeship the perfect way to train in a new sector while continuing to get paid.

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Rebecca Scott

Rebecca Scott

Employability and Opportunity Manager at the University of Bristol

City of Bristol College worked with the University of Bristol to launch eXcelBristol in September 2019 which aims to recruit apprentices as a tool for workforce planning and diversifying the workforce.

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Les Caunce

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HR Consultant and Apprenticeship Officer at Jon Pritchard Ltd

Jon Pritchard Ltd, a loft conversion company, has eight apprentices on its books at the moment and is now in its fifth year of recruiting apprentices and hopes the ‘outstanding’ working partnership with City of Bristol College can continue.

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Vikki Wherlock

Vikki Wherlock

Head of Student Services at City of Bristol College

Long-standing City of Bristol College employee, Vikki Wherlock, started off her career with us as a student almost two decades ago when she started a Business Administration Level 3 apprenticeship.

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Jamaar Semper

Michelin star Chef

Young South West Chef of The Year 2019 winner, Jamaar Semper is a Bristolian born and bred chef who studied at the college from 2014-2016.

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Daniella Shields

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Human Resources Manager at Doveton Press Ltd

HR apprentice Daniella Shields now works as a Human Resources Manager after earning a distinction at City of Bristol College.

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Sophie Timbrell

Sophie Timbrell

City of Bristol College’s Sophie Timbrell felt ‘incredibly supported and celebrated’ after switching to an apprenticeship in Business Administration Level 3 and now she works as one of the college’s Curriculum Administrators.

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Benjamin Dick

Benjamin Dick

A City of Bristol College apprentice has been praised for his ‘attitude, work ethic and enthusiasm’ after being named a finalist in the BristolLive and BathLive Apprentice Awards for his work with Midas Construction.

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Sharon Hewitt

Sharon Hewitt

Administrative Assistant at a Bristol primary school

Sharon Hewitt joined City of Bristol College in 2019 on the Business Administration Level 3 apprenticeship scheme.

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