EKC Training had lots of apprentices graduate at the 2023 Kent and Medway Apprentice Graduation Ceremony, held at Rochester Cathedral. Our apprenticeships are in a wide range of areas and give great opportunities to those looking to switch industries, upskill or gain a fresh start.
One of the apprentices who graduated thanks to EKC Training was Lucy Weller. Lucy undertook a Business Administration Apprenticeship Level 3 and worked for Hilton Nursing Partners, where she learnt valuable skills and regained confidence in education.
We spoke to her at the ceremony about her apprenticeship, what she has been proud of and what her hopes are for the future.
How do you feel about undertaking an apprenticeship?
I really enjoyed taking part in the Business Administration apprenticeship. I wasn’t expecting to enjoy it as I left school early and when I was initially thinking about going back into education I was very stressed out due to my previous experience.
The team at EKC Training however were able to support me every step of the way and the whole process has just been incredible. I have come out of the apprenticeship a lot happier than I expected to be.
What’s been your best achievement?
As I didn’t have much luck when I went to school, I would say my best achievement has been coming such a long way on my journey and getting a distinction in all three areas of my apprenticeship. I did really well with my exams and presentations which at times were nerve-wracking so I was very happy to have achieved that.
How does it feel to have graduated?
I’ve had a great day at my graduation, especially as it’s been great meeting other people who I’ve interacted with slightly or bumped into during my apprenticeship progress meetings. I love the fact that the ceremony has been held in Rochester Cathedral as its a really nice and open venue and it’s somewhere I can be proud of to say that I graduated in.
What are your goals now that you’ve graduated?
I worked for Hilton Nursing Partners during my apprenticeship and I have now gone from this into a finance role in the company. I am really keen about continuing to develop my skills and my experience so my goal is now to take part in more educational opportunities such as doing a higher level finance apprenticeship.
Thank you to Lucy for sharing her story and many congratulations to her and all those apprentices who graduated. If you would like to learn more about becoming an apprentice or how to take one on in your business, visit our apprenticeships page.