Apprenticeships offer people the chance to learn as they work, while also earning a wage.
At Myton we currently have three apprentices; in our Marketing and Communications team, in our HR department and our Finance Department.
They tell us about their experiences at Myton and why they chose to become apprentices:
I am a first year Business Administration apprentice here at Myton. I decided I wanted to do an apprenticeship when I was in my first year of studying my A-Levels; I realised I needed to do something that was more practical and hands on as I was finding A-Levels more challenging than everyone else due to the amount of theory work involved.
I did really enjoy my A-Level subjects and stuck it out for a year to get my AS Levels, but decided it was time to move on and find something which was more suited to my personality and style of learning.
I applied for various Business Administration roles as I did business A-Level and really enjoyed it. I thought Business Admin would be an interesting field to go into and get me started with my career.
I love working in the HR department at Myton!
It’s such a rewarding organisation to work for and I feel privileged to be part of such an amazing team.
I have been the Digital Marketing apprentice at The Myton Hospices for over a year; I have now completed my Level 3 Digital Marketing course and moved onto the Level 4 course.
My role has developed over the past year; I have more responsibilities including taking charge of the Community pages on the Myton website, setting up more blogs, sending out more mailshots to supporters, and starting to help create event pages for our challenge events as well as our own events.
I am even starting to help out with the graphic design work and the in-house printing. I wasn’t familiar with this, but after watching various tutorials and receiving help from our previous graphic designer, I am thoroughly enjoying being able to help with some creating and editing!
I really enjoy being part of such an amazing and enthusiastic team and being surrounded by such lovely individuals.
I really enjoy my job and the fact that I am learning something new all the time!
I also enjoy photography and there are a lot of opportunities to incorporate this within my role. I can see a bright future for me here and I feel Myton has really kick started my career in digital marketing!
I wanted to do an apprenticeship because I saw it as a great opportunity to gain a qualification at college while also gaining on-the-job knowledge that cannot be taught in a classroom.
I have been able to learn about particular subjects at college, in theory, then go in to work and put what I have learned into practice. This has helped me develop a greater understanding of these topics, in turn, benefitting me in my studies.
I hope to gain a ‘real world’ understanding of Accountancy by doing this apprenticeship; by dealing with real problems and coming up with real solutions, which I would not be able to learn in a textbook.
I enjoy my apprenticeship because I am always learning something new and developing my understanding of Accountancy.
I hope my time at Myton will help me towards becoming a charted accountant.
You can find out more about current vacancies at The Myton Hospices here.