National Apprenticeship Week

Feb 8, 2022 | Company News | 0 comments

This week (7th February 2022 – 11th February 2022) is National Apprenticeship Week in the UK. This week we are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with our apprentices, sharing their experience of being an apprentice and why they choose to go down this route. 

If you are thinking about taking on an apprentice or are looking for the next step after high school or college, have a read of what our apprentice has to say. 

Josh Hallam – Administrator Apprentice

A.K.A Chief Brewer 

“Deciding whether to seek out of higher education or an apprenticeship role was a personal battle of mine.

As many apprentices, they will probably be sharing the experience of watching all their friends go to university and seemingly party endlessly and enjoying a more “carpe diem” lifestyle. However, to say that I have never had any desire to follow my friends into the education world, would be a complete lie.

Nonetheless, I genuinely believe that if I didn’t have my opportunity with Amplo, I would be currently waking up at 1pm to catch up on coursework.  They have both generated a lifestyle and a warm feeling in my heart every time I enter these office walls.  As every member of staff radiates momentous energy which certifies my choice to become an apprentice that I would choose day and night over any party.

As not only am I learning more than I ever did in College and High School, the feeling of being accepted by the Amplo team is invaluable.

I hope to replicate this feeling for every member of staff through hard work and the capability to be myself.  No pompous, excessive paragraph which lacks humility or actual meaning.  But a genuine removal of the façade, and a depiction of pure honesty.

And that is the value of an apprenticeship, the confidence to speak your opinion, the experience to have an efficient career path and the heart to want to help the company grow.”

Emma Berrisford – Administrator Apprentice
A.K.A Rookie

This whole process for me started back in November 2021 when I had decided after over a year that A-levels weren’t my thing so I started another course at a completely different college, I had wanted to do an apprenticeship but couldn’t find anything I thought suited me, so I just let it go.

After only 3 weeks on my new course Scott (one of the Directors of Amplo) and Josh (another business administrator apprentice) showed up at my college to give us a talk about their business and I instantly knew it was a business I wanted to work for. I asked multitudes of questions and just loved the whole presentation, they must have taken a shining to me also since the week after my teacher tells me that Scott had emailed and would like me to come into his office for a chat and to see what the business was like, I had the best day. The following day I got a phone call and was offered my full-time apprenticeship role.

I had already decided that A-levels didn’t appeal to me and then everything started to fall into place when I was offered my apprenticeship in something that I had finally decided that I wanted to pursue, it all sounded perfect. Skip forward a few months and I have finally started my apprenticeship; this is only the start of my second week, and I have never enjoyed learning new things more. No one has ever made me feel silly for not knowing a lot and the office environment is so light hearted and fun, the love in the office is so apparent for every employee and all of us are so valued, as well as still having the serious knowledge part of it.

I understand that apprenticeships are not for everyone but for me it was perfect and in the least embarrassing way I am super grateful for it.

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