Rebecca Arksey Case Study

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Rebecca Arksey works as a Nursery Assistant at The Red House Day Nursery where she looks after children aged eight months to four years. Having completed her Intermediate Apprenticeship in Childcare, she has now progressed onto the Advanced Level.

Rebecca heard about apprenticeships at CRC through information evenings organised through her school. She knew she wanted to work in the childcare sector; her mum is a childminder and she likes working with children.

Since starting her apprenticeship, she describes how she has grown in confidence and can plan and execute her own activities.  What she likes about her apprenticeship is the structure: four days in the workplace and one day at college where she can talk to the other childcare apprentices about their work and experiences, comparing notes on what they do. Attending college also means learning in a classroom and taking that knowledge back into the workplace.

So would she recommend an apprenticeship? Rebecca replies, “Yes definitely. It’s nice to get a qualification that will further your career … There is also a better chance of getting a job with an apprenticeship or staying with the same employer.”

Rebecca won the Faculty (Care, Health, Early Years) Apprentice of the Year Award 2016 and was nominated for the Overall Apprentice of the Year Award 2016.

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