Apprentice case study - Sajimon Madathil

Sajimon works in our Workforce Support Services, he undertook a MSc Senior Leadership apprenticeship.

Why you chose your apprenticeship?

  • Pitched at the correct academic level for me
  • Needed formal learning in strategic leadership to meet the demands of my role
  • Supported by line-manager and the Trust
  • Career aspirations

Was there any decision between the apprenticeship route and any other route?

Luckily, this apprenticeship (at the time) included an MSc Degree component with the opportunity to gain industry-standard apprenticeship qualification.

What has been your proudest achievement on your apprenticeship to date?

  • MSc Degree Award with Merit
  • Chartered Manager qualification with Chartered Management Institute
  • Improved self-confidence and productivity

How do you see your apprenticeship helping you in your career progression?

  • Gained promotion halfway through this apprenticeship
  • Credentials/qualifications to support career progression

What would your advice be to anyone thinking about doing an apprenticeship?

  • Go for it if you can – an excellent opportunity to train on the job for free!
  • Requires personal commitment and discipline – it can sometimes be tricky to achieve a study-life balance.