I still continue to enjoy my apprenticeship with the service; I’ve never had a day that I haven’t looked forward to coming in. Even when it’s raining or there’s lots of traffic I’m excited to see what lies ahead.
I am still working at Colorco learning all aspects of a business from dealing with customers, completing paper work for orders, photocopying, printing promotional products and much more. It’s really varied from day to day and helps me expand my skill set and get on the job training something that I wouldn’t have got if I was at college.
A traineeship offers learners the chance to spend 100 hours on Work Experience, which I completed with PET-Xi. This was a fantastic opportunity for me as I managed to get first-hand knowledge and experience of what it is like within a working environment and what sort of behaviour is expected in the workplace.
Apprenticeships, for me, was beneficial in my opinion because it not only gets you into work, but also gives you a qualification whilst doing it. I decided that I would much rather be getting that 3 or 4 years extra experience in work and earning money, rather than getting a degree which might not even be directly linked to my future career.
I chose an Apprenticeship as I thought that I would prove myself much more in a working environment than an academic one, which doesn't mean I am not academic just that this is how I prefer to showcase my knowledge.
Iram came to South and City College Birmingham two years ago as a business and administration apprentice within the college’s very own business services team. Since starting Iram has gained valuable experience and is beginning to plan her future having found a profession she’d love to have a career in.