I was always interested in Business from sixth form and I wanted to pursue a career in this industry. I decided to choose an apprenticeship over university because I wanted to earn as I learned and felt I would gain more experience.
IPS offered plenty of support and guidance in order to help me achieve my diploma and I was able to progress at a rate that suited me. The staff’s wealth of experience within the industry has helped me progress through the qualification and always provided support.
I do not feel as if I was given enough guidance in relation to different options for further education. However, I do feel this is improving now. I do not know many other people who went on to do apprenticeships. The majority of people still choose to go to University which I believe could be influenced by parents and teachers.
The job role has been challenging but, overall, it has been rewarding and really helped me to mature in a busy working environment. When one of my colleagues left our department, I took on a lot more demanding responsibilities within the company, which brought on more challenges in my job. This has helped me to develop as a professional and has also prepared me for other high pressured situations that may occur.Alix Taylor