Rebecca Thomson - Modern Apprentice at Dr Grays Hospital
What type of Apprenticeship did you/are you doing? (Foundation, Modern or Graduate)
Apprenticeship Type: Modern Apprenticeship
Subject: Business and Administration
Which employer did you do/are you doing an Apprenticeship with?
NHS Grampian – Dr Gray’s Hospital.
What did you want to do when you were in Secondary School as a career?
I left school to attend University and hoped to teach History and Modern Studies within a secondary school.
What subjects did you enjoy in Secondary School/College?
History, Modern Studies, Biology and Computer Studies.
Why did you decide to do an Apprenticeship?
As I withdrew from my studies at University, I felt that I would like a qualification to back up my knowledge and capabilities in my current job role as a Medical Secretary.
What did/do you enjoy most about your Apprenticeship?
I am just beginning my course again after changing assessors and I am looking forward to making progress and seeing my folio take shape.
Were there any entry requirements for your Apprenticeship?
The level of Apprenticeship I am undertaking was decided based on my SCQF levels attained at school. I had originally signed up to undertake the SVQ Level 2 course but was later contacted and asked if I would prefer to proceed with the SVQ Level 3 course.
What advice would you give to anyone else considering an Apprenticeship?
I have not done much official coursework as yet but I am hoping my Apprenticeship will give me a great sense of achievement. I would say if you are even considering it a little contact your manager to discuss options as it should definitely benefit your career.