Sofia’s first month

My first month with Entec Si has been amazing! I am doing a level 4 apprenticeship in Project Management. I have already experienced what an apprentice is and what it involves.

What is an apprenticeship?

Prior to this, I completed an apprenticeship in level 3 in Business Administration for a year and a half. Being an apprentice means that you attend classes with an experienced tutor in the subject field and you take part in workshops and activities. On top of that you learn new skills and abilities within the assigned role.

For me this works well as full time education is not a viable option. The apprenticeship is designed so that you can work and study at the same time.

This apprenticeship will last 24 months, and I will learn how projects work and, ultimately, how to manage one. In addition to this, I will undertake numerous theory lessons such as planning, risk and quality, stakeholder management, etc. The mix of onsite experience and taught lessons should give me a rounded experience of project management.

My first week

For my first week at Entec Si I was based in the office. I spent some time with Dave, our Business Support Manager, and went through the induction process. As well as this, I received a lot of information on the systems and processes, which was helpful.

I also spent time with Alix, Communications Support, who explained how I would be assisting the Business Support team. We also completed the onboarding process in which I learnt about the Entec Si values and how important they are.

Client site

During my second week I went on two different sites and it was a great experience. I was able to meet more of the Entec team and learn about the projects they were working on. It was fantastic to get a sense of how the team works onsite and the environment I will be working in.

Continuing the journey

It is fantastic to see that every day is different, and this is what excites me about Entec Si. The variety of work and being able to work with different colleagues is a great opportunity to learn and grow. Also seeing how the team work to their strengths is a great motivation.

I am very much looking forward to the rest of my time with Entec Si. I am so happy to be part of an amazing company!

Published: Jul 2, 2019

By Sofia Caputo

Project Support Apprentice

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