John Ruskin College celebrated Apprenticeship Week through having a focus on one of its own Apprentices, Daniel Connaughton, who works as part of the Estates and Facilities Team at the College.
Daniel makes the following comments about his experience:
“As soon as I saw the opportunity to do an Apprenticeship in ‘Cleaning and Support Services’ at Level 2 I knew it would suit me and it was something I have always wanted to do. I am very interested in caretaking. This Apprenticeship is providing me with experience and qualifications which will help me to develop my skills further in this field of work. Tiling, gardening and pipe lagging are some of the activities I have most enjoyed so far as I am a very practical person. Alongside the main Apprenticeship qualification I study Functional skills in English and Maths which are very relevant to the job, especially in developing my confidence when it comes to communicating with a wide range of people and developing my skills in problem solving.
I have aspirations for the future, once I have gained more experience, to undertake an Advanced Apprenticeship (level 3) and eventually to do a Higher Apprenticeship at Level 4 in this area of work.”
Mohammed Ramzan Principal and Chief Executive says, “We strongly believe in Apprenticeships as part of our future workforce strategy. John Ruskin College has a history of developing its own Apprentices over the past few years, many of whom continue to work very successfully with us at the College”
As a follow on from National Apprenticeship week the Apprenticeship team at The College will be available to speak to anyone interested in Apprenticeships and Traineeships, at the College Open Event on Tuesday 28th March. 4.30pm-6.30pm.