At school, I was considered a high achiever and was always directed towards university.
I wasn’t given information about apprenticeships and they weren’t really advertised as an option to me.
I think this is wrong and that there are still people who misunderstand what apprenticeships are and who they are for.
With Fixers, I’m campaigning to highlight the benefits of apprenticeships to all school leavers.
They’re a valuable way to gain qualifications while doing on-the-job training. I think if I’d done an apprenticeship, I’d be further on in my career than I am now.
I want to ensure that young people are aware of all the options available, so they’re free to decide whether or not an apprenticeship is right for them.
Here is a list of Fixers helping me with this Fix:
Beth Newton, Kidderminster College
Beth Newton, Employer Engagement Co-ordinator at the college, supports my Fix. She agreed to be interviewed to appear in my broadcast piece.
Mary-Anne White and Lucy Wills
Fixers is a project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust, funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund, and featured on ITV.