Logan, Chief Executive team
What is your role?
I am an apprentice administrative assistant in the Chief Executive team.
When did you start here?
I started my apprenticeship in September 2022.
Why did you choose to do an apprenticeship?
I chose to do an apprenticeship as I am always keen to develop new skills and wanted to gain qualifications. Apprenticeships allow you to do this whilst earning money at the same time – and settling you into the working environment.
Did you come with GCSEs or A Levels?
I started this apprenticeship with 9 GCSE’s and also the equivalent to three A levels in Health and Social Care and Psychology.
Did you have a clear idea of what you wanted to do?
No, while completing my A levels I didn’t know what to do but for the help of one of my teachers – she made me realise that an apprenticeship can open you up to so many opportunities.
Why did you decide to work here?
I knew about the apprenticeship programme West Suffolk Council offers from previous apprentices, who highly recommended applying, which helped prompt me to work here. Luckily, I was offered my apprenticeship and am realising, for myself, all the perks of workplace development that the council offers.
What did you know about the council before you joined and what have you learnt about it so far?
I knew very little in comparison to what I know now. I knew about bin collection, parking, and housing, but I had no clue about all the services that this council offers, the number of departments there are and opportunities that arise at the council.
What apprenticeship are you undertaking, and do you have future plans?
I am completing the Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship and don’t have future plans at the moment.
What do you enjoy about working here?
I enjoy the variety the council offers and how welcoming and lovely all staff are. They are all patient whilst you are settling into your role and supportive if you need help with anything.
Apart from your apprenticeship, have you had other opportunities to learn and develop, job-shadow or to be involved in different projects?
Yes, I take part in various training courses. I will be representing West Suffolk Council in a careers fayre and have shadowed in the Customer Services Team.
What advice would you give to future applicants?
I would say go for it if you are considering doing an apprenticeship here. Starting an apprenticeship can sound quite scary, but everyone is so welcoming and supportive here at West Suffolk Council.