Apprenticeship - Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration
business environment was extremely important. It provided the baseline of how to perform in business and enabled him to secure a full-time job with Dolphin on completion.
What would you say are the benefits of apprenticeship over full time education?
Job security is such an important factor. I have a lot of friends just finishing their degrees and masters who are unable to find any professional work. I believe that experience in the workplace is often more important to employers than the certificates you can receive from full-time study.
What you would tell someone who is considering an apprenticeship at Dolphin?
It’s a fantastic way to start a career. You work with kind and supportive people around you. An apprenticeship is the perfect opportunity to experience full time work for the first time. The smaller scale of Dolphin means you have flexibility, guidance and also the opportunity to take extra responsibilities should you want to.
How did your course fit in with your working life?
I didn’t have to attend college. All my work was done online and I would receive visits once a month from my tutor. I really liked this flexible approach as it allowed me to complete academic work around my daily tasks at times which were suitable to me and my team.
My apprenticeship at Dolphin gave me an excellent foundation of how study and work full time. It’s been a springboard that means I am now studying for a degree whilst working full time, with Dolphin’s support.
Joe, Apprentice Infrastructure Technician
Joe is our newest apprentice and has been at Dolphin for just one month. Due to the global pandemic, much of Joe’s interview process, induction and introductions have been made online through Teams meetings.
What do you feel you’ve already achieved at Dolphin?
I have further improved my customer relationship skills. On the job learning means apprentices are ahead of those at school or college, as it gives you the opportunity to invest in your own future and provides real world skills.
What would you tell someone considering an apprenticeship at Dolphi?
The support is great. Everyone is friendly and inviting. Dolphin has a good relationship with my training provider and have had many successful apprentices in the past. The training provider is supportive and works well with my employer.