Louie Amos

Apprenticeship was ‘the beginning of a successful career’ for re-training chef

A Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship has proved valuable for a student re-training after working as a chef.

Louie Amos, aged 22, is undertaking an apprenticeship at South Western Ambulance Service Education Centre. During his apprenticeship Louie has been responsible for handling CPD enquiries and working with course presenters to organise and advertise events.

Louie said: “I chose to complete an apprenticeship because I wanted to learn a new set of skills while also getting paid. I have also been through a career change, having worked as a chef previously, so undertaking an apprenticeship has meant I am working in a completely different sector and continuing to get paid for the work I am completing.”

The apprentice said he is a ‘massive fan’ of ‘learning and trying new things’ and thinks completing an apprenticeship has been the best route for him.

Louie added that his advice to other people would be to ‘definitely consider an apprenticeship’, because although the initial pay rate is lower, ‘the skills you learn will prove very valuable’.

He added: “I would also tell people to research the many [providers] offering the best apprenticeship for them, such as City of Bristol College.”

Finally, Louie said: “I am a strong believer that completing an apprenticeship will equip me with the tools and skillset that I need so that when I am offered a job, I will feel more confident in the fact that I can work efficiently and without doubting myself.

“I also think completing an apprenticeship will act as a marker for the beginning of a successful career after learning a host of new skills on the job.”

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