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It’s a great feeling having a positive impact on the community.


My name is Emily, I’m 22 years old and I’m a pre-apprentice for the Communities team at CKH. I’ve been here for just over three months now and here’s what I’ve been up to…

My first three months have been great! Ever since I started my placement with CKH, I’ve been getting involved in many different activities with my team, in and out of the office. I’ve been able to help the team organise communal e vents like our Halloween Creepy Crafts sessions, which were held at CKH Customer Central during the half term week in October. I was able to join in on the fun and work closely with a lot of people, helping them design their spooky masterpieces! I also took part in the book bus event with Vivacity, which was held for three days, giving the children in Tyesdale an opportunity to let their imaginations run wild! It’s a great feeling leaving work, knowing you’ve had a positive impact on the local community.

This pre-apprenticeship has given me a great insight into the world of work and I’m really enjoying it so far. I’ve learnt so 123many new skills and my team are always supportive and encourage me to try new things every day.  I had already picked up various social and work skills from my time at university and my previous jobs, but I had doubts in my own capabilities and the activities I’ve been involved in has allowed me to further develop and grow as a person as I’m often working closely with customers and residents.

I applied for the pre-apprentice scheme because I wanted to branch into different departments to gain a better understanding of the world of work. Having left university only recently with a degree in film production, I felt that this pre-apprenticeship best met my needs and would provide me with the opportunity to explore new areas of work.

It’s a shame that time has gone by so quickly already, but I’m really looking forward to the next half of my placement here. I would love to stay on full time after this per-apprenticeship has finished because I’m really enjoying it so far and would really like to have a career in customer service.