It’s national Apprenticeship week! Last April we took on Megan as our Apprentice. She’s become an integral part of the team & we thought during a week that recognises apprentices and the hard work they put in, It’d be great to learn a little more about Megan & what her apprenticeship involves.
So Meg, tell us a little bit about the apprenticeship you’re on.
The apprenticeship is through Macclesfield college. it’s a 12 month course & at the end of t I achieve an NVQ Level 2 in Sales.
Why did you chose to do an apprenticeship?
Because of my experience from hairdressing, I felt the best way to progress in a new job role would be to go down the apprenticeship route.
What were you doing before the apprenticeship?
I was a hairdresser at Paul George hair & beauty in Poynton.
Through the apprenticeship, what do you think you’ve learnt?
I’ve learnt good customer service skills, I’ve picked up good product knowledge & I’ve been able to perfect my time management with my day to day work load
What’s been your favourite thing about your time with UK SME Support?
There’s always different incentives which is good for morale & also we have a few team day outs as well.
Asides from work, tell us a little bit about meg?
I go on family holidays to Marbella -I like spending time with my family & I really enjoy the sun. I like going on dog walks in the countryside. My dogs called princess & it’s a pug.
You’re on a desert island, & you can take one famous person (dead or alive), one item of food, & a personal item – what are you taking
I’d take Beyoncé because I love her singing.
Pizza because its my favourite food.
My Grandma gave me this really nice ring which has sentimental value to me, so I’d probably take that.
Obviously we’d love to have you here at UK SME Support for a very long time – But we do understand that people do move onto different roles. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
I don’t know it’s a difficult one. I’d like to be some form of a consultant where I can help & train people.
Give us a motivational quote!
It’s nice to be important, but more important to be nice.
Would you recommend an apprenticeship to other people? If yes, why
If you have no experience in a certain work environment it’s well worth while because you learn a skill, build a career & get a qualification at the end of it.
What advice would you give people in your shoes before doing the apprenticeship.
Have a look a different options, don’t rush it anything as you may regret it. Remember your still young, there’s loads of opportunities that will be available.
Any final words?
Id like to thank the team for putting up with me, I don’t know how you do it!