What am I going to do with my life?
This was the question I asked myself when I left Cardiff University a couple of years ago. I had always wanted to study Sports at degree level and here I was in my second year, rethinking my future. I am a football fanatic and as well as playing for Evesham United Ladies for the past 10 years, I support Liverpool FC – sport was and is a huge part of my life.
However, deep down I knew I wanted to do something similar to my part time uni job in Promotion and Sales. I took a deep breath and decided to leave uni.
I didn't know where I was going to end up; all I knew was that I needed a change. I decided on Marketing. Given that I had very little experience in Marketing, I wanted to gain some experience and was able to do this as an apprentice at Worcester based, The Replacement Service.
Little did I know that nearly two years in as Marketing Manager, I would be named Worcestershire's Apprenticeship of the Year, finalist for Young Women in Business for Worcestershire as well as being shortlisted for Rising Star at The Claims Awards! All this in such a short space of time – I couldn't have dreamt it!
I love my job and off the back of the awards – I now get to travel across the county to promote the benefits of apprenticeships to young people.
My advice for anyone looking to do an apprenticeship in Worcestershire is if it's truly what you want to do, go for it! Don’t be scared to try new things, walk along the tight rope, your employer is there to catch you so you will never fail!
To find out more about becoming an apprentice in Worcestershire click here.
Good luck, love Victoria