Ellen started her career working as a volunteer at St Joseph's in 2016 she had completed her level 2 early years qualification at night school. After three months of volunteering Olivia was offered an apprentice
At age 35 Ellen started an apprentice course with Rochdale training in order to gain a level 3.
Ellen became a room leader and was then offered the Deputy Managers role on the condition she completed and achieved her level 3.
As well as completing her level 3 she also completed her functional skills in maths, English, and IT.
This was all whilst looking after two small children as a single parent.
As Ellen says” do not let age stop you from taking on an apprentice, it improved my quality of life, I gained real skills, knowledge qualification, and also a wage that stopped me from getting into debt”
“ I felt more supported, it was like I had a personal tutor, whereas in college it was all classroom style there was no room for any individual learning “
I feel any person no matter what age should explore the apprentice route