I have completed an NVQ Level 2 in Business & Administration. I am also just about to start my NVQ Level 3 in Business Management.
I heard about Prostart by searching for apprenticeships on the internet and it became apparent to me that Prostart was a very reputable training provider after reading the reviews.
For me the reasoning for doing an apprenticeship was a no brainer, I would be gaining on the Job experience whilst getting paid. In addition to this I knew that there was an opportunity to gain permanent employment if I applied myself and demonstrated my ability.
I have now gained a permanent position with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation trust , this now leaves me with numerous different opportunities in terms of a career path and it has all stemmed from the apprenticeship programme. Another benefit of the apprenticeship is the money; because my apprenticeship was one of my first real sources of income so it helped me learn to manage my money and provide me with a very valuable life skill.
Prostart have been very supportive throughout my time as an apprentice. At the start of my programme there was a few teething issues which were resolved within days of me raising them with Denise. Also the team have always been very responsive, I would email Nina, Dave or Denise and l always knew the issue/query would be resolved.
Don’t hesitate to do an apprenticeship, I wasn’t 100% but looking back it’s the best thing I did.
My employer has been very supportive. There was lots of training provided by Prostart which would mean time out of the office but they always supported me to do this and also we had regular meetings to see if I was on track/happy .
I will now be completing my Business management level 3 Qualification and then if I’m in a position to I will complete the NVQ Level 5 in Business Management. I’m looking to work my way up the NHS, the first step would be to become the team leader of an area and then the next step would be to manage the area. I would then look to progress to be in a senior management position in the future.