Abbey happy with admin apprenticeship
18 March 2016
Abbey Haynes, 16, from Rochford applied for over 100 apprenticeships, but her determination paid of last November when she began her level 2 business administration apprenticeship in the HR team at Southend University Hospital.
She said: "I wanted to do an apprenticeship because of the money
I could earn and learn at the same time. I've definitely grown in
confidence. When I first started I was so scared. I think that was
just the shock of the new.
"Mum and Dad love I have a job and I love going shopping with my
mum. My nan, Joan, took me to the interview and when I got it I
phoned her and she cried down the phone. They've all been so
After she completes the Level 2 apprenticeship, which is
equivalents to GCSE level, Abbey is keen to complete her level 3
qualification, equivalent to A-levels, after having got her first
foot on the apprenticeship ladder. And she's now the envy of her
Abbey said: "Most of my friends have gone to college or sixth
form and some of them are looking at an apprenticeship now, at the
time they were telling me not to get one and look at them now.
Obviously there is a lot of competition out there, so you have to
apply for lots. I found this one through the national
apprenticeship website and haven't looked back. I've really grown
This apprenticeship is offered at Southend University Hospital
in partnership with Vocational Training Services, who are based in
Westcliff-on-Sea and have been offering training for more than 20
Find out more about apprenticeship opportunities at Southend
Hospital by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.