Ben Flinn - Business Skills Foundation Apprentice
What type of Apprenticeship did you/are you doing? (Foundation, Modern or Graduate)
Apprenticeship Type: Foundation
Subject: Business Skills
Which employer did you do/are you doing an Apprenticeship with?
Linkwood Medical Centre in Elgin.
What did you want to do when you were in Secondary School as a career?
At school, I wanted to pursue a career in Games Design IT.
What subjects did you enjoy in Secondary School/College?
Computing Science and Graphic Communications.
Why did you decide to do an Apprenticeship?
I decided to do a Foundation Apprenticeship because of the work experience! I also wanted to try working in an environment that is different from the classroom.
Were there any entry requirements for your Apprenticeship?
The Foundation Apprenticeship is open to candidates intending to leave school at the end of S6. Candidates must have or be working towards at least 3 National 5 qualifications and your guidance teacher should confirm that you are capable of working at Level 6 (Higher) over S5 and S6. Essential criteria is that you must have achieved or are working towards Nat 5 English.
What did/do you enjoy most about your Apprenticeship?
Working in a team to keep the system flowing smoothly was one thing I liked about this apprenticeship. I also enjoyed getting out my comfort zone and the variety of work I have been given.
What advice would you give to anyone else considering an Apprenticeship?
It was a brilliant opportunity and it opens many different pathways. It’s a slow start with the theory part so keep that in mind but once that’s complete it is very hands-on with the work placement. If you like me prefer learning while doing something then go for it.