Iwas invited to attend a ‘meet and greet’ at PET-Xi where I met members of the team and learned about what they do as an organisation. We spoke mainly about the traineeship, what it would involve, how it helps make you work ready, more employable and what outcome I could expect upon completion of the traineeship programme.
During the programme, we covered various elements that you need to be prepared for when starting work. For example, we looked at office etiquette – how to appropriately act within the office. Also, we discussed different things you need to be aware of once you start working/earning like the importance of money – how to ensure that it is safe, why you should save your money, where and how to store it. These were great learning experiences that helped improve my knowledge of these areas and they were something that I never heard about when I was at school.
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.
I am now doing a Level 4 Apprenticeship in Business and Professional Administration, working with PET-Xi. My Apprenticeship is tailored towards ICT and I assist the curriculum department with the production of material for courses within schools.
Before this programme, I had just finished two years at City college Coventry where I studied Level 3 Electrical/Electronic Engineering. Following on from this I was looking at getting an apprenticeship within ICT/computing.
When I’m not at work I like to socialise with my friends and also play football for a local side Potters Green FC. I play Right Mid Field and really enjoy playing every Saturday as it keeps me fit.