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.
Kelly Radley-Martin joined the charity in March 2015 after searching for a business administration qualification online and coming across the opportunity at AITC.
What does your role include?
“I am part of the further education department, where I mainly support the apprenticeships manager Vicky Franklin. My day to day roles include maintaining and uploading vacancies to the national apprenticeship website, processing applications, producing enrolment paperwork and invigilating functional skills exams.
“I have also taken on various internal office support duties that include ordering stationery and distributing staff uniform.”
What is the best thing about your apprenticeship?
“The most rewarding part of my role is the support I give to young people to pair them up with potential employers. Being an apprentice myself, I understand what an amazing opportunity this is and it’s great to be able to help others begin their journey in full time employment.”
How does it feel to work at the American Express Community Stadium every day?
“I feel so lucky to work in the stadium on a daily basis, it’s such a positive environment. There’s always a great atmosphere here.”
Do you feel your apprenticeship has made you more confident in professional situations?
“As an apprentice I get to learn from experienced professionals and put my knowledge into practice in real life situations. I am very proud looking back to see how far I’ve come.”
Would you suggest an apprenticeship to others and why?
“My advice to others would be that an apprenticeship is definitely worth looking into – it may be the best career decision you ever make.”