Amber jumped at the opportunity to gain a qualification while working at Haven Craig Tara Holiday Park as a Sports Leader. She found the role through a recruitment session hosted by Street League and the team suggested she complete an apprenticeship.
She said: “It’s been great because I didn’t go to university after school so gaining another qualification for the job that you’re doing and the skills you’re building at work is so awesome and so simple to do. I was so excited to start. From then I’ve been given loads of support and I’ve also realised my own potential.”
With the confidence she gained from doing her apprenticeship, Amber applied for another role in her department. Two years later, she is now working as the Assistant Operations Manager in the accommodation department.
She said: “I can honestly say that without the apprenticeship scheme with Street League, I would not have been able to realise my potential. It was so good just to have a third party there to egg you on to go for it. It allows you to see your weaknesses and strengths and really work on them to make yourself an all-rounded better team member.”
“So definitely if you have the opportunity to do an apprenticeship through Street League jump on the opportunity! Why would you not want to do a qualification when you’re at work? It’s amazing, go for it!”
Vlad Bokijs, Brand Team Manager at Haven, praised Street League and the apprenticeship programme: “Despite everything that’s been going on around the world, I believe with Street League’s support and development opportunities, the future is bright for new team members and the existing team this year. The Street League team are doing a great job we look forward to continuing the partnership once the park is ready to open for business.”
Since Street League started the apprenticeship programme in 2016, we have helped more than 200 young people complete apprenticeships across sectors. This year the team is continuing to grow, this will enable them to support even more young people like Amber, Robert and Declan into apprenticeships.