Apprentice Blog: Choosing the pathway that’s right for you | Bridgwater & Taunton College

When deciding which pathway was right for her, Fleur Cooper felt she would benefit more from practical experience rather than a full-time study programme. After investigating all her options, she found the benefits of completing an Apprenticeship outweighed that of other pathways and would provide her with the foundations for a great career.

Starting with the L2 Business Administration Apprenticeship, Fleur then moved on to complete the Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship. Not only did Fleur choose to study at the College, but also chose Bridgwater and Taunton College (BTC) as her employer and carried out the industry placement part of her Apprenticeship in the HR department of our Bridgwater Campus.

Fleur was confident she had made the right decision after receiving support from all areas of the College. She said;

My assessor is supportive and is always happy to help me. I also get lots of support from my colleagues, they ensure I am getting enough time to complete apprentice work and go above and beyond to give me all the experience I need for the programme.

Thanks to the support Fleur received, she was able to avoid feeling overwhelmed and focus on her day-to-day work.

I enjoy the work-based part of my course, the content of the lessons fit well with the work I am doing on the job. It is also structured well so I never feel overwhelmed with my workload.

Thanks to Fleur’s hard work and development of skills, she has secured a full-time position as HR Administrator at BTC. She said;

The skills I have learnt from this apprenticeship will be invaluable to my career and have really helped me develop and progress onto a permanent role at the college.

But she’s not stopping there! Going forward in her new role, Fleur would like to complete her CIPD qualifications to progress further and develop into an HR professional.

Here at BTC we wish Fleur all the best in achieving her career goals and feel privileged to have been a part of her journey.

Are you considering an Apprenticeship with BTC? Here is what Fleur has to say:

Do it! Apprenticeships provide so many opportunities and can really boost your career long term. The fact you can earn while you learn is also a huge benefit you wouldn’t get with any other programme.

Apply today! The college is a welcoming environment where staff will support you every step of your journey to help you develop, progress, and achieve.

Learn more about our Apprenticeship opportunities here.

Find out more at the College’s Apprenticeship Jobs Fair in February.

We’re here to help! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bridgwater & Taunton College’s Information and Advice team on 01278 441234 or email Alternatively, come along to one of our open events; view our facilities, speak with our experienced staff and experience the BTC atmosphere.


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