Joseph's apprenticeship experience
We interviewed Joseph from the Treasury and Investments Team to find out about his apprenticeship experience with us so far.
There's a lot to take in, but I'm eager and excited to go further and learn more.
Our interview with Joseph
Tell us about yourself
In my free time I am a graphic designer and an independent musician. I have a business which sells medical sports performance products.
Why did you apply?
I applied because firstly KCC is an organisation which I wanted to work for however learning on the job was the main thing that drew me in. I always wanted to complete my AAT, so this was also an interest for me.
How did you find the recruitment process?
The recruitment process was very thorough, and I think it made it much more rewarding when we got the job. The group activity was new to all of us, and it was the biggest challenge for me. However, the whole process was greatly assisted with us being sent documents about KCC and everyone involved in recruiting was very comforting.
How are you finding the apprenticeship so far?
I am finding the job a lot to take in so far however this is not a terrible thing. It has made me extremely eager and excited to go further and learn the different jobs which happen at KCC. I am particularly enjoying completing the BACS payment form as it is a nice task to be able to take your time on and learn who is part of the pension fund. My favourite aspect so far would be working closely with my team as its very calming for nerves and helps to get settled in.
What has been a challenge and how have you overcome this?
I would say the biggest challenge so far has been learning from home as it is a new experience for me however, we have support with tech, learning and the job to help with this.
Where do you aim to be once the course is over?
I aim to be able to go deeper in KCC and complete further courses to aid my progression.
Tell us an interesting fact about you
I learnt how to code and how to make my own games.