Meet Danielle McCormick, an apprentice within our Purple People Academy.

Posted on Jan 27, 2020

I went to St John’s Catholic School and I left in 2017. I decided to go to college but after being there a year, I decided that it wasn’t the right path for me. I felt as though I was still being treated like a child, I was limited to what I could do, yet I had a part time job that I attended 5-6 nights a week. That’s what made me realise that I wanted to be learning, earning and working at the same time and the best way to do that would be through an apprenticeship.

I currently work as a MIS Apprentice within the Audit and Certification department at Learning Curve Group. My daily role includes ensuring that the learners’ work is prepped and ready to be audited to allow the students to receive their certificates for the course which they have successfully completed.

On a daily basis I have to ensure that learners have either completed their work, so I can audit it, allowing them to receive their certificate, or to ensure that the learners status is achieved, this meaning that the learner has passed their course and auditing and is waiting for their certificate which is then posted to them. I currently look after five colleges to ensure that all the work is up to standard, ready for auditing, so that the learners can receive their certificates.

What’s the best thing about your apprenticeship?

The best part of my apprenticeship is all the opportunities and challenges that I am provided with on a regular basis - there is always something new for me to be getting involved with.

What advice would you give to someone thinking about an apprenticeship?

With an apprenticeship it sets you up for your life. You gain a lot of independence and responsibility but there is always support and guidance available when needed. The support is always available to guide you in the right direction, so go for it!

What are your plans upon completing the apprenticeship?

Progress through my apprenticeship and hopefully be kept on at Learning Curve Group, as well as completing my Level 3 in Business Administration.

What do you do outside of work?

I spend a lot of time with my family and friends and going to concerts, in particular seeing the Courteeners and Gerry Cinnamon.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully have a degree in business admin or somewhat on the way with gaining the degree alongside having my own home and a view to travel the world.

Describe yourself in 5 words

Determined, sociable, organised, team player, approachable.

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