Laura Peach is a fine example of the Apprenticeship Scheme in operation.
Laura started as a Foundation Learner with Mercia College In January 2012, attending four days a week and learning about employability, workskills and personal and social development. By her own admission, Laura was low on confidence and unsure of where she would fit in the world of work.
On completion of her Foundation Learning course, Laura had more idea of what she wanted to do so Mercia College found her a place as an apprentice at Friargate Alterations, a thriving small business run by Julie Manning.
Julie is pleased with Laura’s progress and says that she would recommend that any small business should look into the benefits of taking on an apprentice. This arrangement clearly suits both parties as Laura is happy to have found her niche in the workplace which in turn has given her a huge boost in confidence which is there for all to see.