Apprentice Week

Kallam Biricz

What made you decide to start an apprenticeship?

I wanted to learn something new while also making money for myself and an apprenticeship was the perfect option to do that!

How old were you when you began your apprenticeship, and in what role did you start?

I Started my apprenticeship when I was 18 years old and was and still am a Customer Care Assistant

What was your favourite thing about your apprenticeship, and have you benefit from this through the duration of your course?

The experience of working within an office environment and engaging with a range of customers across Yorkshire

Since doing your first apprenticeship have you taken on any more apprenticeship courses? If so, why did you decide on this?

No I haven’t as I am now going to university, but an apprenticeship almost gave me the time to reflect and finally decide what I want to really do.

For a lot of young people deciding what they want to do after leaving education is tricky, why would you recommend they begin an apprenticeship?

Knowing what you want to do in the future is a very hard question to answer and sometimes people don’t know until much later. In reality, there is no reason to go to university if you can reach your goals by working your way up. Even if it is only wanting to learn a new skill or that you aren’t sure what you want to do at all, an apprenticeship could end up being the perfect thing for you or even sometimes help you realise what you would like to do.