Case Study: Connor
Connor Fitzpatrick, 18, studied IT full time at Cronton Sixth Form College for a year. Whilst on this course, he realised he wanted to do an apprenticeship so he searched high and low for a position which excited him and would challenge him.
He has many family members who currently work for Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council, so when an opportunity arose to work there, he was keen to apply. He was then successful in becoming a revenues and benefits apprentice.
Connor’s responsibilities include collecting, maintaining and amending council tax and housing benefit accounts across the area. He has found that gaining this experience has been incredibly valuable over the last six months.
The Value of an Apprenticeship in Modern Times
Connor has always felt that doing an apprenticeship is very valuable as it provides him with the opportunity to gain multiple years’ work experience, whilst gaining qualifications equivalent to what he could gain at college full time. All this, coupled with the fact that he could earn a wage, was the reason for his decision.
Looking to the Future
Connor has really enjoyed his time so far at Knowsley Council, and he is very appreciative of the opportunity. He hopes to have all of his assigned work completed before his two year Apprenticeship is over, with the aim of gaining a permanent post.
Long term, Connor would like to retain his position at the council, whether it be in the team he is currently in or elsewhere and would like to continue to impress and rise up the ranks.