Successful former student Alice Sale secured an HR apprenticeship with WM Housing and said:
“It all started for me at the Careers Fair at Grace Academy when WM Housing told me there would be an apprenticeship available after Sixth Form. I waited for it to come up and I have now been doing HR for 18 months. I wanted to gain work experience and a qualification at the same time, and I am studying for an NVQ Level 3 in HR.”
Commenting on their involvement in the Careers Fair, Claire Hardwick, Head of Community Investment at WM Housing Group, said: “We are delighted to be working with Grace Academy and other schools in North Solihull to help raise aspirations and increase training and employment opportunities in the area.
“We’ve been working closely with Grace Academy over the past two years and have achieved some great results. We’ve hosted six Grace Academy students on school work experience at our head office which is very close to the school, and taken part in their careers fairs and Apprenticeship Week activities.
“Alice found out about the HR apprenticeship opportunity when she spoke to our team at the Grace Academy apprenticeship event back in March. We are thrilled that Alice then applied for, and secured, the HR apprenticeship with us and we will continue to work with Grace Academy to develop further partnership opportunities.”