How and why did you decide which subjects to study?
When choosing subjects to study at Reigate I reflected upon my hobbies and what I enjoyed at secondary school. I had a passion for business having taken it for GCSEs and being able to undertake this at Reigate College was fantastic. Being able to study new subjects such as law and sociology complimented my business knowledge and it was enlightening learning new subjects.
How did you found the teaching and support staff (including Careers staff, Learning Support, and others if relevant)?
At Reigate College there is a vast range of support widely available. I found the Careers Department especially helpful regarding UCAS applications and applying for apprenticeships. They were always available to answer any questions and give advice on CV writing and university applications. Learning Support made my transition between school and College much smoother by identifying ways to support my learning needs and make exams and learning easier.
What are you doing now?
I’m doing a Degree Apprenticeship in Business Management with the BBC. The three-year course will give me a degree in Professional Management, paid for by my employer, and will enable me to experience university and gain valuable workplace skills at the same time. Afterwards, I’d like to continue working with the BBC and pursue my career goals in Business Management.
I chose an apprenticeship as I wanted to study for a degree but gain valuable work experience at the same time. I loved the idea of working for this iconic institution and was really impressed with their recruitment programme.
Reigate College: 2018-2020
Currently: Business Management Apprentice, BBC