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Ellie Jones — Talent Acquisition and development apprentice

Name: Ellie Jones
Job title: Talent Acquisition and development apprentice
Employer: Natures Way Foods
Qualification: 3 A-Levels, GCSE's inc English/Maths
Salary Range: 15,000-19,000
  • Give a description of a day in the life of a talent acquisition and development apprentice

A day in my life as an apprentice is never the same, I am always working on something new, speaking to colleagues and introducing new colleagues into the business. My role is focused predominantely on internal communications which includes liaising with colleagues, capturing inspiring stories and raising awareness for important events. I also manage soft skill training / apprenticeships and capture colleagues who have an interest in learning and development to progress further..

  • What's the best thing about your job?

The best thing about my job is the freedom, trust and responsibility that my manager has given me. I have learnt a wealth of knowledge from my colleagues combined with the classroom-based learning which has contributed to the development of my career. 

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  • Where do you see yourself in five years' time?

My aim for my future self is to have my Level 3 and 5 qualification in HR to gain more experience whilst having a more influential role in the internal communications of the business. My goal is to prioritise employee's wellbeing and build a more engaging platform for employees to express themselves.

  • If you could give your 16-year-old self some career advice, what would it be?

I would say to my 16-year-old self to not put so much pressure to meet everyone else's expectations for your career, just be patient and continue working hard. If you work hard and show willingness, then it will not matter if you get a C grade or an A just keep motivated and push through your A-Levels.