"With an apprenticeship, you learn new skills to help you become a better you."
Rubie Pomeroy is a People Support Apprentice. Read Rubie's story where she shares why apprenticeships are a great opportunity to expand your knowledge and gain real-world experience.
How I got here
After finishing a busy school year and passing all my GCSE exams, I decided that the first step in my further education would be to go to dance college. I had a passion for dancing and wanted to spend my time doing so.
However, while I was in college, I developed a more in-depth view of the world of work that I was really engaged in and wanted to try out. I realized that I could still do dancing on the side as a hobby. That's when I came across apprenticeships advertised at Ideagen, and I knew I had to apply.
About my role
My role at Ideagen as a People Support Apprentice is extremely fascinating because each day is different, and we have to be prepared for anything that is thrown our way. From helping with recruitment and our social media pages to promotions and even enquiries about our Christmas party, every day I learn something new.
There's never a dull day at the office; everyone is so polite, and the People team is super supportive in making sure that I'm confident in what I do.
The skills I use
My role is very varied as I communicate with people in all sorts of ways: through Teams, tickets and in person. It's different every day, so being adaptable and focused is key to ensuring that I can get my work done in order to help the team.
Everyday skills such as communication, problem-solving, and time management also come in handy in this role. It may be easier said than done, but when starting an apprenticeship, you're not expected to be able to do everything. Instead, you build on the skills you already have and learn new ones to help you become a better you.
My tips for others
Apprenticeships are a great way to expand your knowledge while also learning how the world of work actually works. My main tip would be for you to be ambitious and go above and beyond to be successful in your role. Don't let anything hold you back.
Not only being driven, but confidence and communication are key skills to have when working. Asking for help is always necessary; no one is perfect.
More about me
Outside of work, I spend time with my friends. But mostly, I spend my time inside the gym or at cheer practice. Next year, I am travelling to America to compete at the Cheerleading Worlds with my team, Supersonic. This has always been a dream of mine since I started cheerleading at the age of three, so spending every day in the gym is worth it.
I also play football, so the connection Ideagen has with Nottingham Forest really excites me. In addition to this, I enjoy going on road trips with my friends in the spare time I have left.
Find out more about the career opportunities available at Ideagen here.