Freya completed GCSEs at The Marlborough C of E School in Woodstock before starting a Level 2 Apprenticeship with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. On completing this, she progressed on to a Level 3 Apprenticeship.
Why did you choose to do an Apprenticeship?
I was offered the opportunity to stay on and do A Levels, but I do not like exams and I wanted to do something completely new.
How did you find out about your Apprenticeship?
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust came to a careers event at my school.
What does your job involve?
Lots! Clinic prep, referral/appointment work, data work, manning emails and phones and being on reception.
What's the coolest thing about your job?
Getting to work with amazing people, such as midwives, doctors, consultants and other administrators.
What have you gained from your Apprenticeship?
I have gained so many valuable skills, such as working in a team, as well as effective communication.
What do you plan to do next?
Hopefully a Level 4 Apprenticeship (foundation degree level).
How will your Apprenticeship help you achieve this?
I get amazing support as well as valuable workplace experience, which will aid my career progression.
What advice would you give to someone thinking about doing an Apprenticeship?
Do lots of research on different Apprenticeships, speak to current Apprentices and go and visit to learn about different workplaces/ Apprenticeships.
What's your top tip?
Go with your gut feeling and take the leap if you know you want to try something new!
How do you feel about becoming an Apprenticeship Ambassador?
Really excited! I love talking about my positive experience, as I wish I had an Apprentice to speak to me about their role / experience when I was in Year 11.
Watch Freya talking about her Apprenticeship in this short film.