Dylan Brooks, 19, is on a Level 3 Recruitment Apprenticeship at Premier Jobs. The recruitment company specialises in Financial Services Recruitment and are a keen supporter of Apprenticeships and the Kickstart scheme.

What is your background and how did you get into this apprenticeship?

I joined the Army when I was 16, I was there for 1.5 years but I left to become a chef outside of the Army. I moved from Royal Wootten Bassett to Calne to work for a Bistro. I still like cooking and catering but because of Covid/Lockdown I wasn’t able to work. I like learning and didn’t want to stay at home any longer, I was actively looking for an apprenticeship as I wanted to learn and work, I knew I would have to start on a trainee route.

I didn’t have the most qualifications but in the interview, Ryan was more interested in my attitude and want to learn so they gave me a chance to prove myself.

What advice would you give to someone considering an apprenticeship?

I thought I would get given the bad jobs, but quite a few people in the office have done an apprenticeship before me so are happy to help and understand what it’s like. An apprenticeship is harder than I thought it would be but there is a lot of support so that makes it easier.

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