Maddie Clark – Level 5 Operations/Departmental Manager Apprenticeship

Maddie Clark is completing a level 5 operations/departmental manager Apprenticeship tutored and supervised by the southwest specialist training experts, Swatpro

Asked why she chose an Apprenticeship, Maddie answers: “I wanted to access additional qualifications but didn’t have the financial capacity to give up work to complete a degree. 

“The knowledge element of the Apprenticeship complements my work and enables me to do things I hadn’t thought of, improve my performance in my role, as well as learn new ways to complete tasks. I think it makes me better at my job and I don’t feel like I am just sitting doing coursework all the time as I am implementing it as I learn.” 

She adds that the training has left her with “better opportunities within my organisation, I love to learn, and it gives me the knowledge behind why I do things in a certain way and identifying where I may already be working at that level to collect evidence towards my Apprenticeship.” 

When Maddie was asked if she’d recommend undertaking an Apprenticeship via Swatpro she said: “I think it’s really beneficial. The Apprenticeship works well with the workplace and learning applies to both, it has given me different ways of working, and tools to use that benefit both myself and my employer. 

“I would recommend it; it gives you a way to learn and give you a qualification while earning money.”