Posted on 14 February 2020
Janet Bristow, Deputy Principal at City College Peterborough, went ‘back to the floor’ at Cross Keys Homes (CKH) to see what it was like to be a Neighbourhood Manager Apprentice, as part of National Apprenticeship week.
Janet worked alongside CKH Neighbourhood Manager Apprentice, Kamila Mierzejewska, to see first-hand the positive impact apprenticeships have on individuals and companies.
Kamila joined CKH in 2018 and is now on a 21 month apprenticeship programme, while studying a level 3 NVQ in housing and property management. She said: “It was lovely to welcome Janet and show her what I do on a daily basis. I chose to do an apprenticeship because it was a natural progression to help further develop myself and my future career options. It was definitely the best choice for me and I am really enjoying it.”
Janet said: “Apprenticeships add real value and Kamila is a perfect example of what an apprenticeship can lead to, in terms of career development.”
Nineteen apprentices have successfully completed the CKH apprenticeship, with four remaining with the company in full time positions. Since 2014, CKH has also employed 123 pre-apprentices, giving young people six months paid work experience and support with job hunting skills, enabling them to progress into full apprenticeships, further training or work.