Shaawaar represents the voice of learners
After leaving school Shaawaar used the apprenticeship programme to enter the job market and further develop her career. She is currently a Business Support Officer in the Early Help team in Children’s Services.
Shaawaar has joined the Lifelong Learning Monitoring and Advisory Group (Lifelong Learning Board) which is a panel of governors who help to shape and manage the work of Lifelong Learning, within the Council and the Wandsworth community. It’s important that the voice of learners is heard in the management and development of the service and Shaawaar’s presence on the Board will ensure that they are represented.
Shaawaar in her own words:
“I successfully completed both level 2 and 3 Business Administration Apprenticeships whilst working at Wandsworth Council Youth Offending Team and Wandsworth St Faith’s Church of England School. Along with successfully completing an apprenticeship, I was also Apprentice and Learner of the Year at the annual Wandsworth Lifelong Learning Awards. I worked with various departments and am currently working in the Children’s Services Early Help Division. We provide support to children, young people and families.
I am now looking forward to starting a level 4 apprenticeship in May with the Lifelong Learning team. This will help develop my knowledge, skills and potential progression for other roles within the council.
The opportunities I’ve had while doing apprenticeships have been great. I am gaining a qualification from my apprenticeship training, getting knowledge, working towards progression and being paid which helps secure my future financially.
To anyone out there who is thinking about starting an apprenticeship, go for it and hope you excel!”
To see and hear more about what Shaawaar has to say about apprenticeships click here.
For more details on all apprenticeships offered by Lifelong Learning, visit here.