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Congratulations to Taylor Downing, Apprenticeship Assistant at Keele University, who has achieved Distinctions in her Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship scoring full marks in two of her projects.

Taylor started her career as an Apprentice Receptionist at PM Training after leaving school at 16. She quickly began to impress in her role, gaining an apprenticeship after 3 months. She took the opportunity to further enhance her career and applied for a job at Keele University where she went onto complete her Level 2 Business Administration apprentice, guided by tutors from PM Training. 

Whilst at Keele University, Taylor took on new responsibilities, putting her apprenticeship theory into practice - so much so - that Taylor became an invaluable asset to the University. Having been so impressed with Taylor's progress, Keele University decided to make Taylor a full-time member of staff progressing her forward on her career journey.

Taylor said: "My day to day role within Keele University consists of basic admin duties and working closely with internal and external stakeholders. I love my role because it changes almost every day, there is always something new to learn and new people to meet! I'm very lucky to have been part of a new system we're using called Aptem, I have been dealing a lot recently with learning the new program and dealing with apprenticeship applications. I feel proud to be a part of a great team at Keele University."

Taylor continues: "I'm really happy with how far I have come in my role. I continued my Level 2 qualification in Business Administration then later moved on to my Level 3 Business Administrator apprenticeship where I got 100/100 on both my project and portfolio discussions as part of my end-point-assessment. I also got 44/50 on my multiple-choice test. - This is something I'm proud of. 

"I'm so excited to have gained a full-time position, I'm looking forward to being able to take on more responsibilities and progress further."

My advice for anyone leaving school would be, be open-minded when starting in a new role. Don't be afraid to go for apprenticeships instead of college and don't be scared of doing something different than your friends."

Tina Dawson, Tutor at PM Training said: "I'm really proud of Taylor. Her grades have been outstanding. To achieve full marks in her project and portfolio discussion are amazing. She has distinctions all round."

If you would like to follow in the footsteps of Taylor and join PM Training on your apprenticeship journey you can check out our pre-apprenticeship programme in business and customer service. Register your interest today!

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