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Job title: Personal Assistant

Area of work: Children's Social Care

I was interested in becoming an apprentice as I wanted to work in a full time office role and learn and progress my skills on the job. I chose Devon County Council as they offered a highly competitive starting salary and a Higher Level Apprenticeship in Business Administration as I had already completed my Level 3 qualification. Applying was easy, I applied through the Devon Jobs website and my application was shortlisted so I then attended the assessment centre and interview stage. I successfully secured a position within the Business Strategy and Support Team as a Higher Level Personal Assistant Apprentice.

Being an apprentice at Devon County Council has increased my confidence and I have learnt valuable skills and knowledge through my day to day role and through additional training opportunities provided by the Apprenticeship Team such as interview skills. I have been given lots of different opportunities along the way to experience new things and develop further while always having the support of my manager and the Apprenticeship Team.