After withdrawing from her tertiary studies two years into an international relations degree, Ashleigh Taylor decided to undertake a Certificate III in Business Administration through Franklyn Scholar.
She then secured a position with Greyhound Australia as a trainee workshop administrator.
“My traineeship has been the catalyst for my career, leading to my recent promotion to human resources administrator. Because of my success completing my business certification, I was offered a scholarship with Franklyn Scholar to complete a Certificate IV in Human Resources,” Ashleigh said.
“This training, combined with my hands on experience in the operations department, gave me the confidence to apply for my current position and also gave my employer confidence enough in my abilities to offer me the position.”
Starting in an Australian Apprenticeship has opened opportunities and different pathways that Ashleigh had never considered before. She’s now looking at using her qualifications to complete a Bachelor of Business, but has also considered a Diploma of Business/Training and Assessment.
Ashleigh looks to encourage people to really look in to the benefits of an apprenticeship or traineeship and try to obtain as much information as they can about their options.
“I would encourage people my age to take any opportunity they get to complete an Australian Apprenticeship, as it may just be the best thing that they could do for their career and job prospects,” she says.
“I’ve gone from trainee to a fulltime permanent position and now a promotion and second Certificate in just over two years – earning and learning, with real world skills and practical hands on experience! My advice? Go for it!”
Rewarded for her efforts, Ashleigh was an Australian Training Awards finalist in the Australian Apprentice (Trainee) of the Year category in 2014.