Meet the Apprentices: National Apprenticeship Week


Falling from 8-14 February this year, National Apprenticeship Week offers an opportunity to highlight the work of employers and apprentices across the country.

In preparation for the start of our City of Culture year in May, we’ve recently been expanding our team with a range of new roles, including a total of 14 apprenticeships across every department in the Trust.

Over the course of 18 months, our apprentices will have the opportunity to earn while they learn, building towards a Level 3 qualification in their chosen field as well as gaining practical skills to help them in their future careers.

This week, we’ll be introducing you to our brilliant apprentices with videos, blogs and a series of daily Instagram takeovers (keep an eye on our stories to hear more from them directly).

To start things off, Communications Apprentice Hollie Edwards tells us more about a video tour of Coventry City Centre that the apprentices created in December, which you can watch below.

“The idea for the video was to find a fun way of introducing the apprentices to the rest of the staff at the Trust during a Christmas party back in December.

“Creating a tour of the city meant that we could all choose our own locations to film in – we thought that talking about some of our favourite places in Coventry would be a chance for our colleagues to find out a bit more about us.

“It was also a good opportunity for us to get to know each other better. The filming was a real group effort – although I have to give a shout out to Production Apprentice Beth for editing it all together! We tried to tie all the different sections together by throwing objects from scene to scene – although some of the boys forgot about that part!

“I’ve really enjoyed getting to know all the other apprentices. We’re a great team and it’s helped make being the ‘newbie’ in the workplace a bit less daunting, knowing that there are 14 of us doing this together.

“It’s also really useful to have made connections across the Trust. Since we’re all spread out across different departments, it makes speaking to people across the organisation and understanding the work of the Trust as a whole a lot easier.

“We can’t wait to start our sharing exciting projects with you once our City of Culture year begins, but in the meantime, we hope you’ll keep an eye on our social media channels over the next couple of weeks and enjoy getting to know us better.”