Beth Wright has gone from being unemployed to securing a respectable position as Executive Assistant to the CEO at the Goldfinger Factor, and it’s all thanks to Kensington and Chelsea College’s Creative Apprenticeship Programme.
The ambitious 23 year old, started her apprenticeship journey as a Level 2 in Business and Administration, but through a passion for the creative sector, has since progressed onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration.
Almost 2 months on, Beth is now a big part of the Goldfinger Team and has already sharpened her business, organisation and creative skills.
Goldfinger Factory is a local employer and part of the Creative Employment Programme Funded Arts Apprenticeship Programme, offering young people in the borough the chance to gain employment opportunities within the creative industry. The factory specialises in the up-cycling of furniture and fit-outs. Speaking about her apprenticeship, Beth said:
“I chose to do an apprenticeship because I wanted to go back to college to study but also wanted to be in a working environment, to learn new skills from people that have experience in the work place.”
“What I really enjoy about my apprenticeship is meeting new people and learning from others. I especially enjoyed the decorative process of studding – the tutor I worked with was great!”
Beth went on to speak about the skills she has learnt while being on the apprenticeship:
“I have learnt new business skills, how to adapt to change in a working environment, the importance of policies and why we need them in business.”
Kensington and Chelsea College is supporting the National Apprenticeship Week 2015 by joining forces with Westway Trust and Gumball 3000 for the official launch of their Creative Employment Programme Funded Arts Apprenticeship Programme, this week on the 12th March.