Daniel's blog: 16 November 2016
Wednesday 16 November 2016 9.50am
Hello! My name’s Daniel Robinson and I’ve been working at Hoople for just over a month – specifically with their Contracts Administration team. As promised, here is my second blog post to talk about what it’s like to be a Business and Administration apprentice and some of the ups and downs that come with the role.
As mentioned in my previous blog post, I was incredibly nervous when starting out since this is my first real job, but I feel like I have settled in well with Hoople’s culture. The team was tremendously friendly and helpful by helping me settle into my role at my own pace by teaching through example so there was always somebody to talk to if I ever had a problem.
The first few weeks working at Hoople were the hardest for me, mainly because I’m terrible at remembering the names of the staff members, and adding to the increasing amount of responsibility being set as I was becoming more used to my role—it’s no wonder why I was tired at the end of the day! Who would have guessed working in an office would be so exhausting?
That being said, I don’t regret working at Hoople in the slightest; the work is rewarding and varied so I am rarely bored since there is always something to do. Part of my daily responsibility is to unlock the filing cabinets in the morning and lock them during the evening, sending out letters and e-mails to learners and employers, and organising certificates to be collected.
Overall, I’ve been thinking of taking a gap year after my apprenticeship to get the necessary prerequisites to study music at University in order to become a piano teacher; although, I’m still mostly undecided since it’s a very big decision to make. Thankfully, my apprenticeship provides me enough time to carefully decide my future since I’m not overburdened with exams.
Daniel Robinson, Business Administration Apprentice at Hoople
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