My name is Megan Lloyd and I am 21 years old. I completed my Level 2 Business Administration apprenticeship with the National Health Service in June 2016 and went on to complete my Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship a year later in June 2017.
After leaving Wolverley Sixth Form College I recognised that University was not the right choice for me but knew I wanted to continue with my education and so decided to apply for Apprenticeships. I began my Business Administration Apprenticeship with the NHS in June 2015 and from the day I started I was made to feel part of the team. Everyone was so welcoming and that really helped me settle in with ease. From the onset I took up a number of roles including, reception duties, booking patients in, answering the telephone and other administrative tasks. I was also given a variety of office duties and responsibilities which enabled me to further develop my skills. Now that I have gained more experience, I have been able to take on additional responsibilities and put my skills to use across a wider range of tasks.
Many of my friends went on to University to study and I felt by not going I wasn’t achieving my full potential, but HWGTA made me realise that wasn’t the case. By doing an Apprenticeship you are gaining experience within a work place, something my friends at University may not experience until later on. An Apprenticeship enables you to gain qualifications equivalent to degree level meaning that University isn’t the only path to gain a higher education.
Without this Apprenticeship I would not have been able to gain the huge variety of skills and comprehensive knowledge that I have. In addition to gaining these skills I have had the opportunity to put these into practice and develop them even further; skills that I will be able to use throughout my future career working life. My Apprenticeship has enabled me to grow as a person and gain qualifications that without the Apprenticeship I don’t believe I would have achieved. Choosing to do an Apprenticeship was most certainly the best decision for me! I thoroughly enjoyed being able to work and gain a qualification at the same time.
After completing my Level 3 Apprenticeship in June 2017, I went on to gain a job within the NHS. I am now the Administration Assistant for the directorate that I served my Apprenticeship with. I have been able to apply the vast variety of skills and comprehensive knowledge that I gained during my Apprenticeship to my job.
I really enjoy my job, and I can see myself continuing to do it for the foreseeable future. I aim to continuously grow, develop new skills and qualifications within the NHS and take on even more responsibility!Back to Apprentices