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A Day in the Life of an Apprentice by David Trotman

Who or what inspired you to become an Apprentice?

I inspired myself! My decision to become an Apprentice was purely down to my own personal goals. My background was in the hospitality sector where I was working as a Chef. I changed career as I felt it was important to give something back to society.

What was the biggest factor in making you decide to do Apprenticeship?

I am dyslexic and initially I was apprehensive about doing my Apprenticeship. I was keen to have a greater understanding of the Adult Care sector; and with the support from my team here at Liveability, it was all made possible.

Describe a typical day in the office - what do you enjoy most about your role, and why?

There are challenges every day! I love nothing more than problem solving issues with a client. I feel really empowered when I put in a support structure and collaborate with other agencies for a good outcome. I enjoy considering my client’s feelings and it is fantastic when they reach their goals!

How do you think an Apprenticeship has improved or opened up your career options?

The Apprenticeship route has really opened up my mind to lots of things. I now have a greater understanding of what is involved in delivering an holistic plan with my clients. I also achieved my English and maths Functional Skills as part of my Apprenticeship, these were real milestones for me.

What advice would you give to other people considering an Apprenticeship as a route?

I would definitely recommend the Apprenticeship route! Talk to your line manager about ways you can progress in your job role. Sit down and research what the right Apprenticeship options are for you and get your employer involved. It really is that easy!

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