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A Dream Come True

Date Posted: 15/08/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

A Levels are the gold standard of qualifications and open up a myriad of opportunities to students, whether it is moving into the world of work or on to university. Increasingly, students are gaining higher level apprenticeships on the strength of their A levels and Rebecca Aiken has done just this.

 Becca has just completed her A Levels in Psychology, Maths and Geology at QE and has secured her ‘dream’ apprenticeship at the Head Office of EE (Everything Everywhere) in Darlington.

 QE’s Careers Adviser, Cathy Hodgson, takes up the story:

 ‘ Whilst studying at College, Becca worked part time at Morrisons supermarket which gave her a sense of purpose and an aspiration to join the world of work after A Levels.   She started applying for apprenticeships using the National Apprenticeship Website and had a number of interviews which led to her securing this fantastic opportunity in the Human Resources and Business Department at EE. The recruitment process was rigorous   and Becca is delighted that EE are welcoming her to their team and is very much looking forward to a fulfilling career in the future.  Becca will now work toward higher level work based qualifications that will add to her portfolio of qualifications.’

 Becca adds:

‘This is a dream come true. The apprenticeship path is right for me and I was supported all the way by the careers staff and teachers at QE. I can’t wait to start in September.’

 EE is a long established company in Darlington and they are now listed as one of The Times Newspapers Top 25 Big Companies to work for.