Foundation Modern Apprenticeship
winner Peter Masefield has overcome a mental illness that makes him anxious in social situations to become a chef at the Pulse Restaurant in Leamington, gaining Key Skills and an NVQ level 1 in catering.
Gaining a Modern Apprenticeship
or National Traineeship can lay the foundation of a skilled technical career.
"I'm 100 per cent convinced I made the right decision by going for a Modern Apprenticeship
. I owe everything to my lecturer for persuading me to do it."
Managers and team leaders are given the opportunity to achieve a Modern Apprenticeship
and study for an ILMCertificate inManagement involving workshops and individual coaching and mentoring sessions.
Louise is now working to her Foundation Modern Apprenticeship
NVQ Level 2 in Business Administration.
She said: "When I first started my Apprenticeship I had very little equine knowledge, and the first four months of my course were hard, but thanks to the continued support from Liz and from staff at Zenith, I have completed my Foundation Modern Apprenticeship
Last month, at the invitation of local businessman and LSC Tyne and Wear board member Michael J Stephenson, managing director of HelenaBiosciences, the Task Force came to the North-East on the first of their national visits and met employers, apprentices and training providers in Tyne and Wear and Durham to find out what aspects of the Modern Apprenticeship
programme currently work well and where improvements could be made.
He has almost completed his Higher Modern Apprenticeship
, which counts towards his qualification as a chartered engineer.
'Unskilled jobs are disappearing as we strive to compete with the best in the world, so a modern apprenticeship
is now an even more important route to a well paid job.
"She really is proof of what young people can accomplish on the Modern Apprenticeship
are a win-win: they're a chance to earn a wage while you learn your trade and get hands-on work experience at the same time.