When did you start your Apprenticeship and what are you working towards at the moment?
I started working at a local firm and enrolled on to my level 3 Civil Engineering Apprenticeship. I completed this over two years and that meant I was able to join a larger firm where I enrolled on my level 4 Project Management Apprenticeship. In April 2021 I joined Vextrix and I am now working on my level 7 Degree Apprenticeship in Quantity Surveying.
What is involved in your Apprenticeship?
The way my apprenticeship is structured means I attend university lectures one day a week during term time and the other four days I spend working in my role as Project Manager and completing tasks specific to the projects I’m working on. You are assessed at each stage by submitting written assignments based on what you are learning and how you are applying it in your role. The assignments need to be done in your own time, so learning to manage my time has been really important. Luckily working at Vextrix means everyone is always willing to help and support you. There’s also lots of other people studying for different qualifications here, so being able to encourage each other really helps.