#NAW2019 Sophie Bland, Bruche Primary School

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! Join us in supporting and celebrating apprenticeships.

Meet our Apprentice of the Day, Sophie Bland.

Childcare Apprentice Sophie Bland says the best thing about her apprenticeship at Bruche Primary School is how dynamic the role is. Sophie declared: “I absolutely love my apprenticeship! Every day is different. I’ve met lots of new people and have built wonderful relationships with the staff and children.”

Speaking on Sophie’s appointment, Deputy Head teacher of Bruche Primary School, Mrs Gemma Callaghan, said: “First-hand, practical experience is crucial in the education and childcare sector, and apprenticeships are an excellent way of training on the job. It ensures the correct balance of practice and theory, giving each student a holistic view.”

“We could not be happier with Sophie,” continued Mrs Callaghan. “She is an absolute credit to the school’s nursery setting and to Warrington & Vale Royal College.”

Sophie hopes to encourage other young people to consider an apprenticeship, as she believes they are a worthwhile alternative to university. Sophie explained: “Being an apprentice allows me to have a full-time job whilst gaining a qualification at the same time. You get first-hand experience in the world of work which is great to include on your CV and puts you a step ahead of the rest.”