National Apprenticeship Week: Lauren

10 Mar 2017

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This week marks the celebration of the tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week. It will highlight the success of Apprenticeships over the last decade, celebrating the positive impact on individuals, businesses and the economy.

Lauren is just one of Orchard Hill College’s examples of what a positive impact an Apprenticeship course can have: Lauren joined the Orchard Hill College (OHC) Traineeship in September 2015. When she joined she did not have any academic qualifications and was very shy. During her time at OHC Lauren grew in confidence as she completed work placements at Officer’s Club (clothing store), Beanies Café and Ronald McDonald House in Tooting.

Lauren then applied for an Apprenticeship at Orchard Hill College and she successfully achieved a place on the Customer Service Apprenticeship.

Just before Lauren started her course she said “the Traineeship course helped me to develop employability skills, working and studying with fellow students all aiming to achieve the same thing. Staff are very supportive, friendly and I knew I could call my lecturer when I needed support. I am so excited to start my Apprenticeship at OHC!”

A few months in and Lauren is in full flow and really enjoying her Apprenticeship. Her Assessor, Mary Jones said “Lauren is doing really well on her course, she is so enthusiastic and getting on so well with students and staff at OHC. We are really happy with her progress and it is clear for everyone who meets her to see that she is blossoming and really enjoying herself.”