t’s International Woman’s Day, meet Charlotte Workman, one of our female 1st-year Maintenance Technician Apprentices. Here’s what she said about her apprenticeship with NA College:

“A lot of people going to college and sixth form are fresh out of school and just want to take the easy option as they don’t take education very seriously. I’m 22 and I wanted something where I could learn hands-on skills and be around like-minded people, as well as having a decent career to look forward to.

“My other friends that are doing an apprenticeship are very supported. Most of my friends wanted me to go to university, which I did, but I struggled with it as there is simply no support. After that, my family were the ones who were pushing me to get an apprenticeship.

“I definitely think apprenticeships are under-represented in school, they expected you and pushed you to go to university. I never got talked to about doing an apprenticeship.

“Apprenticeships aren’t just engineered towards young people. If you want to learn and have a good drive, anyone can do it.

“You’ll be surprised at how many apprenticeships are actually out there. Have a good look around to find the right one for you and make sure to ask current apprentices as they can often give some good advice about the course.

“The best bit is that the tutors at NA College give a tonne of support, I never even experienced this much support at school. Everyone here wants you to achieve as much as you can do, colleagues included, and we have a lot of fun along the way!”

To find out more about the apprenticeships we offer or to apply, visit www.nacollege.co.uk

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