Apprentice Case Studies - Lily Deering
Lily works in our Specialised Supported Living Service, she undertook a Adult Social Care Level 2 apprenticeship.
Why did you choose your apprenticeship?
I wanted to gain further knowledge whilst working.
Was there any decision between the apprenticeship route and any other route?
I wanted to do the apprenticeship to gain knowledge whilst working.
What has been your proudest achievement on your apprenticeship to date?
I am very proud of the interpersonal relationships I have made with the individuals I support, especially those who are non-verbal or have issues with communication. I am also proud of the confidence I have shown by getting involved and being part of the staff team.
How do you see your apprenticeship helping you in your career progression?
This apprenticeship gives me skills and knowledge which I can take with me as and when I progress through a career in care.
What would your advice be to anyone thinking about doing an apprenticeship?
I would recommend people to go for it and be confident. It is important to reflect regularly with yourself to recognise where your strengths and weaknesses are and to ask for support with any weaknesses.