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Preparing for Employment

Elisha

About Elisha

Elisha attended Chessington School where she completed her GCSEs, she then applied to Way2Work to obtain an apprenticeship position

What is your current job/career and what does your job involve?

I am currently a level 3 Business Support Apprentice for Achieving for Children. 

My main duties include:

  • Managing large volumes of phones calls, taking and emailing messages
  • Dealing with members of the public and staff face to face
  • Distribution of internal mail and external post
  • Ad-hoc administration tasks
  • Processing invoices and purchase orders
  • Room bookings
  • Scanning of sensitive case notes
  • Maintaing the Disability Awareness Register and issuing cards
  • Ordering specialist equipment
What training programmes did you undertake to get to where you are today and are you still working towards any qualifications? 

I have already completed my Level 2 Business Admin NVQ and I am currently working towards completing my Level 3 NVQ.

 

What support did you get to help you achieve your goals? 

Throughout my whole Apprenticeship, I have been supported by both Way 2 Work and Achieving for Children. I have always been able to ask for help with my NVQ work and also help when it comes to my disability. 

 

How supportive has your employer been and have they made any adjustments for you in the workplace?

Due to my disability, my employer has made lots of adjustments for me and has been very understanding of my capabilities. 

 

What is the best thing about your job or apprenticeship?

The best thing about my apprenticeship is that I have been able to gain a qualification whilst getting work experience. Doing this apprenticeship has helped me figure out what career path I want to go down. 

 

What challenges have you faced and how have you overcome these?

My disability has to be the biggest challenge I have faced, it has limited me to not being able to do certain things. However, I have been able to find ways around doing these thing.