“I successfully applied for a level 2 apprentice role in a local nursery and after my first meeting with Kim, I knew I was on the correct path with Realise.
“The knowledge and skills I developed during the course were amazing, not just within my work but as a person because I found I was a lot more responsible and motivated as well as much happier.
“With lots of support from Realise, my employer and especially Kim, I decided to sign up for my level 3 soon after because I couldn’t wait to progress further.
“However, it wasn’t until I was awarded the Apprentice of the Year award when I started to dream of becoming a trainer assessor myself because I wanted to make someone else feel this special and important within their career.
“Even though I loved my time working in a nursery, I knew with my experience I could support others looking to get into the industry and show them how quickly you can progress if you put your mind to it.
“When I first started, I didn’t realise all of the options that were available in this sector but with the help of Kim and the rest of the team at Realise, I now want to inspire and motivate others to take this leap into childcare because it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.”