Freya shares her apprenticeship experience

Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship?

I chose an apprenticeship when I realised that A-levels and full time education wasn't the right route for me. I preferred and felt more confident learning in a work environment and have always wanted to pursue a legal career.

What is your favourite part of doing an apprenticeship?

My favourite part of doing an apprenticeship is having hands on approach to learning. I feel I have gained so much more knowledge and experience than I ever did with school or college. The real time experiences I get whilst doing the apprenticeship motivate me and excite me.

What is your apprenticeship experience highlight so far?

My work highlights so far have been travelling to the London office to be involved in a meeting with one of our clients and being able to take part in events and campaigns at the firm. Plus, being one the faces for our Employer Brand has been a big highlight for me!

What advice would you give to someone considering an apprenticeship?

Just to go for it when it comes to your interview and even your CV, make yourself stand out. On my interview day, I came in with the positive energy employers can expect from me as an employee. This was recognised and relayed back to me when it came to my first day on the job.

What advice you would give someone starting their apprenticeship?

My top piece of advice for anyone starting an apprenticeship is to really put yourself out there in your workplace. Take opportunities that are handed to you, even those outside of your comfort zone. Don't be afraid to speak up to help evolve your workplace and daily tasks - there are always new and different ways to do things which make tasks more effective for you and others working with you. Make yourself known across your team of people as this will benefit you in the long run when it comes to the bigger opportunities.