“I had just finished my Masters degree” – How Apprenticeships Can Benefit Academics – Compass Skills Training

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“I had Just Finished My Masters Degree” – How Apprenticeships Can Benefit Academics

Amy Macphie’s Case study

Level 4 Fire Safety Inspector

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Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship?

It was a chance to develop my learning after university and to keep my knowledge growing whilst earning a wage.

 

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When enrolling on the apprenticeship, what level position were you in?

I had just finished my Masters degree and was looking for employment.

 

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Did you have reservations about doing an apprenticeship as an adult? If so, what changed your mind?

I had no reservations when starting an apprenticeship as an adult, I saw it more as an opportunity for growth and development for myself and a good way to enter the real working world.

 

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What have you achieved since starting your apprenticeship? 

I have achieved my NEBOSH Fire Safety Certification!

 

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Has doing the apprenticeship helped you to develop any so called soft skills?

Doing the apprenticeship has helped my confidence grow as I interact with a number of different departments and people. This has also helped my communication skills grow as I sometimes have to explain fire legislation to those who are unfamiliar with some of the legal terminology.

 

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What are your career goals post apprenticeship?

I would like to progress in the fire safety sector with hopes of one day working in fire investigation.

 

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