Zak Mensah on Monday 06 February 2012 Tweet this!
In August 2011 JISC Digital Media joined over 100,000 employers in appointing an Apprentice. Eighteen year-old Amy Bryant joined the JISC Advance service's team in August 2011 as a Business and Administration Apprentice (Service Sector Apprenticeships are one of the fastest growing Apprenticeships).
Amy provides administrative support to the JISC Digital Media team, her responsibilities ranging from maintaining the 'helpdesk' service, booking travel and accommodation, purchasing equipment to organising training; taking delegate bookings, ordering catering, printing course materials, invoicing and sending joining information to delegates.
Working alongside her colleagues Amy is not only benefiting from their experience, gaining job specific skills, but she is also attending college on a weekly basis where she is undertaking a Level 3 NVQ in Business Administration.
Amy Bryant - the JISC Digital Media Apprentice
Amy said "the team have been welcoming from the start of my Apprenticeship… they are happy to share their experiences and knowledge which I really appreciate, I feel as though I've learnt quite a lot! When I first started with the team, words such as 'metadata' and 'screencast' didn't mean anything to me but they do now!"
"I've been given the chance to use equipment and 'have a go' at things that I've never done before. The experience I will have gained by the end of my year with JISC Digital Media will be invaluable and I believe having this Apprenticeship on my CV will certainly impress any future employer. I'm really enjoying my time here and I'm glad I've had the chance to get to know the team; I have a lot of respect for them.
And what is the best part of working with the JISC Digital Media team? "No day is the same – I love the variety of work I am doing and have really enjoyed getting to know the team…oh and Monday tends to be 'cake' day!"
JISC Digital Media Director, Karla Youngs says, "Amy, has rapidly gained a good understanding of our service and provided a great deal of support to both myself and the team, she has in the words of the Apprenticeships organisation been 'good for our business.'"