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Holly Jones

Finance Assistant

Within my Finance role, I work as part of a team to do a large variety of different jobs. I use email a lot to contact suppliers, staff members within the schools etc. – communication and team work is key. It also means you have to be trustworthy with confidential information and well mannered.

I struggled almost a year to find a job when I was in college, I think my age impacted this a lot and this made me feel uneasy about my future lacking work experience and a wage. With an apprenticeship, not only are you working, you’re also earning while still gaining a qualification alongside. It made me feel much more secure with what I felt I wanted to do as a career and now I earn, I can learn to drive! I enjoy working with The Priory Federation of Academies and my colleagues are very welcoming and supportive.

For your studying, you don’t have to travel anywhere, you just do it right at your desk (and at home). The work is not too difficult either and if you ever need any help, your colleagues are happy to help. There’s also no exams for anyone that worries about those – it’s 100% coursework (and a few assessments).

It was scary at first but I love this job and I don’t regret my choices -It makes me feel more confident and independent.

Go for it!