Jessica is studying a Financial Services Apprenticeship and works at RSA Group.
Why did you choose an Apprenticeship?
I chose to do an Apprenticeship because I wanted to carry on my study but I didn’t want to be in full time education like university. I wanted to have an Apprenticeship and be more independent with my career and provide for myself. What I like about this particular Apprenticeship is that after it’s completed you can still move on to further things like Diplomas whilst in a full time job.
How do you balance work with studying?
To balance my study I try to break it into smaller amounts. I do this by sometimes getting up earlier and doing some in the morning if I know I don’t have enough time at night. When I have an exact date for an exam I make a revision timetable which helps me stick to my revision due to the tight schedule.
How has Kaplan helped you?
Kaplan has helped me understand my studies and not just learn about them. The studies have been used in examples we are familiar with, which stick in your mind and help you to understand. The tutor that comes in to the workplace is easy to talk to and available to contact with any queries that I have.
What would be your advice for anyone considering an Apprenticeship?
I would advise anyone who wasn’t 100% sure on going to university to get an Apprenticeship as you are still building a solid foundation of grades and a career at the same time. If your parents are the ones wanting you to go to university don’t go for them, because when you join a workplace everyone wants you to succeed just as much as them.
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