Business Administration Level 3 apprentice Daniel Garner has won the Outstanding Apprentice award in Business as part of National Apprenticeship Week.
With responsibilities including email correspondence with students’ parents, Daniel’s apprenticeship focuses on the administrative side of helping children in school. An average day for Daniel includes keeping on top of a large amount of inbound emails each morning whilst helping several colleagues with a variety of administration tasks.
Daniel said: ““The kind of skills you need to be successful here is to be motivated. At times this job can be demanding but if you’re also motivated you can always help one another.”
“The main skill I’ve developed through my apprenticeship would be communication. A large part of my current role is being on the phone. Before this role I didn’t have much customer-facing experience, though I can now communicate well with a variety of different people. It’s really helped develop my confidence – this helps me feel better about myself and I’m surer of my abilities.”
Having won the Outstanding Apprenticeship award in Business, Daniel has also secured future employment with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council in the HR department.
Daniel added: “I’ve wanted to go into HR for a while, and HR here seems like a nice transition to build myself up from the floor. I’ll be working in administration in the Recruitment and Resourcing team, so the skills I’ve developed are easily transferrable.”
“My advice to a prospective apprentice would be to definitely go for it – you can’t really go wrong with an apprenticeship. You’re gaining valuable experience within work but also learning and getting paid.”