Rebecca Thomson - Modern Apprentice at Dr Grays Hospital

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.

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