National Apprenticeship Week: Find out how an apprenticeship can help you find your passion in life

As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of National Apprenticeship Week, we’re shining the spotlight on a successful apprentice each day, this week.

Today we’re shining the spotlight on Jodie Price, who has discovered her passion in life thanks to an apprenticeship, and also accounts apprentice Daniel Hudson, who works within Warrington Collegiate’s very own finance department.

Children and young people’s workforce apprentice Jodie Price has spent the last six months working at ABC Pre School in Culcheth.

She said: “I didn’t really know what I wanted to do when I left school but I knew I wanted to do something that involved either children or animals.

“Doing my apprenticeship has given me the chance to find out what I want to do. I absolutely love working with the children here and it has made me realise that I want to continue working in this industry and would love to go on to work in a SEN school in the future.”

Jodie, who attended Culcheth High School before starting her apprenticeship through Warrington Collegiate, added: “I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship. It has helped me to become accustomed to the working environment, whilst still gaining a qualification.”

Allison Rimmer, manager of ABC Pre School, had nothing but praise for Jodie.

She said: “For a girl of her age who has come straight from school, Jodie has shown so much commitment and dedication. We push her forward to reach her full potential and she is doing really well.”

Currently working in Warrington Collegiate’s finance department, Daniel Hudson is gaining experience in invoicing, chasing payments, working on management accounts and general banking tasks.

Dan said: “An apprenticeship was the best route for me, as I already knew that I wanted to be an accountant. I feel that I have a competitive advantage over my peers because of my experience so far. I’m learning each day, and the AAT qualification I will achieve through my apprenticeship will help me to become an accountant.”

Dan is one of three apprentices currently working in the college’s finance department.

Finance manager Mark Pearce said: “Our three apprentices perform invaluable roles in helping us meet the finance needs of Warrington Collegiate. At the same time, they are gaining experience, which helps them with their studies and future career paths.”

Tomorrow we’ll be shining the spotlight on business administration apprentices Lucy Walsh and Sarah Bond.

Until then, check out our fantastic range of apprenticeship vacancies.