Fire up your future and blaze your own trail with an apprenticeship…

Apprenticeships work, both as a viable alternative to Sixth Form or College but also for University Degrees as they offer nationally recognised qualifications alongside real industry experience – something which can’t be taught in a classroom.

Heart of England Training has over 45 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeship training in levels 2-5 across a variety of subjects, including Business Administration, Customer Service, Digital Marketing, IT, Project Management, Teaching Assistant and more…

The theme for this years’ National Apprenticeship Week is ‘Fire it Up’ and ‘Blaze a Trail’ and we will be showcasing some of apprentices and employers to hear how apprenticeships have help fire things up in their world of work.

Matt Foster is a Digital Marketing apprentice at Heart of England Training’s Head office in Rugby, Warwickshire, here is his story:

“After finishing my GCSEs I started a Business Administration course at my local college and was also doing part time bar work alongside this. I had planned to go to University and wanted to study either Business Management or Marketing but after doing some research into apprenticeships I started to change my mind.

I could study towards a nationally recognised qualification in either of the two subjects I was drawn to, not to mention many more, plus I would be earning a regular wage and benefit from actually working in a commercial office environment full time not just on placement, for me it was no brainer.

I registered on the find an apprenticeship website and applied for a couple of Marketing and Business Administration vacancies and was invited for an interview at Heart of England Training in December 2017, before being offered the role of Marketing Apprentice.

I completed my Marketing Level 2 Framework in January this year and have recently progressed onto my Digital Marketing Level 3 Standard. I’ve learnt so much from my time here already and am given so many opportunities, from creating and delivering my own digital marketing campaigns to exhibiting at events and careers fairs or managing our social media feeds and updating web content or artwork, all at the same time as getting qualified, and paid.

I would definitely recommend apprenticeships as an alternative to Sixth Form or college, my only regret was not applying for one sooner!”

So if you’re a school leaver who wants to fire up their career visit to find your spark.

Heart of England Training, Training for a Brighter Future…