20 year-old Jack, from Preston, is successfully climbing the legal career ladder following an Apprenticeship at Lancashire training provider, Training 2000.
Having achieved Level 2 and 3 NVQs in Business Administration as part of his Apprenticeship, adding to an ICT qualification he had already achieved, Jack was offered the position of Clerical Assistant within Legal Services at Preston City Council.
Jack, who has Aspergers Syndrome, was determined not to let the condition affect his career progression. He has been praised by his managers at the council for the work he has undertaken.
Jack comments: “When I left college I was ready to join the world of work, but also wanted to continue to develop my skills through training, so an Apprenticeship matched my needs perfectly.
“Through training whilst working I have been able to gain some great on-the-job experience which has helped me progress within my role. I am now in a position in which I am regularly assigned to help other departments and even provide assistance to the Chief Exec when required, so its really encouraging to see they have such confidence in me!”
Halinka Osiowy, his Assessor at Training 2000 said: Jack was chosen from 53 applicants for his Advanced Apprenticeship at the council. At the awards evening he was presented with the Business and Administration Level 3 Achiever of the Year award.
“He was an extremely conscientious worker and always exceeded his set targets. Since the start of his Advanced Apprenticeship, Jack has grown in confidence and independence and is a valued member of the team.”
Jack continues: “I am really enjoying my role and love the buzz of the busy office, I would love to progress within the council and am really proud of my achievements to date.
“I would definitely recommend an Apprenticeship to other young people looking for a great work and training balance, I think it’s a fantastic start to a career.”
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