To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, the Albion in the Community (AITC) website is focusing each day on one of the apprentices currently working with the charity.
Today’s apprentice is Katherine Dennis who is currently working in the charity’s fundraising department having previously worked with AITC’s schools team.
What does your job include?
“I have a really varied role. My main duties include contacting and setting up meetings with local businesses, helping prepare for fundraising events and supporting the fundraising manager.”
What is the best thing about your apprenticeship?
“For me, the best part of doing an apprenticeship at Albion in the Community is that I am constantly expanding my skills and receiving valuable experience in a full time role. Being in fundraising is hugely rewarding as I get to see first-hand how the charity changes people’s lives.”
Do you feel your apprenticeship has made you more confident in professional situations?
“At the beginning of my apprenticeship, I was severely lacking in confidence as I had just left college and this was my first full time job. The incredible people I work with have truly brought out the best in me and I will be forever grateful to them. I have been able to experience various roles in a relatively short space of time at the charity so I have been very lucky.”
What is the most important thing you have learned during your apprenticeship?
“How to work as part of a team. On a personal level, learning to adapt quickly to changing workplace situations was very important and useful.”
How did you find out about the apprenticeship?
“When I left college, I knew university wasn’t for me. With this in mind, I thought an apprenticeship would be perfect for me. After researching online, the role at Albion in the Community instantly caught my eye.”