One to One Support Services established in 2006 and are specialists in delivering high quality support. Specialising in older persons, disability/special needs, children and family services and multi-sensory impairments.
We had the opportunity to interview their apprentice.
I became an apprentice after I attended college for 1 year. I completed my first year in A-Levels, I decided that this route in my education wasn’t for me and I applied for several apprenticeships. I was extremely nervous when applying for an apprenticeship as I had never worked in an office environment before and I had never worked in a Health and Social Care environment before either.
I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship to any young person who is thinking about going down this route. It is the best thing that I decided on doing. I have learnt a lot of knowledge on administration and I have also learnt a lot of knowledge within Health and Social Care. With the knowledge that I have learnt from being an apprentice at One to One Support Services it has helped me support the other team members who I work with. I understand CQC Reports, and have attended all the mandatory training that the care team have to complete. With how fast the care sector and training sector changes it is vital I keep up to date with any new legislation as this will help me in my work role.
There are many benefits to being an apprentice, the benefits I have received are, even though I work mainly in administration I also work for a care and training provider, this has expanded my knowledge on both of these sectors. I didn’t realise how much new knowledge I would have before becoming an apprentice and all the new knowledge that I have received has helped me in everyday life as well.
My parent’s thoughts on me becoming an apprentice were really positive and they were as excited as I was. My mother and my father were apprehensive at first as I was only 17 when I joined One to One but they were very supportive with me when I started and even now they are still as supportive as ever.