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The tagline often thrown around when talking about Apprenticeships is ‘earn while you learn’. Before I started my apprenticeship, I didn’t trust it one bit. I believed an Apprenticeship was hard work for low pay, popping into college every now and again to go to classes and doing tedious assignments.
But as I start my second week in my Business Administration and Marketing Apprenticeship, I am pleased to report that I have never been happier to be wrong.
I have always been a high achiever when it comes to academics. I flew through my GCSEs, studied hard and achieved an A and two Bs at A Level, the grades needed to get me into my chosen university.
But when September came around, I’d had a change of heart.
Now that I am at Northampton College I have been reflecting on a more challenging time in my life – the time I moved to a new school.
I chose to move as I had a goal and wanted to achieve it, but the first day was one of the worst of my life. I had no friends, a strong accent when I spoke English and I wasn't really sure what I was doing.