Sara Rawlinson – Business Admin Apprentice GAD Solicitors

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Sara Rawlinson – Business Admin Apprentice GAD Solicitors


Brighter Futures run a number of programmes that aim to address the barriers to empoyment many young people face when entering the job market. Often, one of the biggest barriers young people face relates to a lack of work experience . Sara Rawlinson joined our Study Programme after deciding taking her A-levels was not the route she wanted to take any further. Sara joned and after completing her induction was given a core aim of completing a work placement. Sara enjoyed her placement and performed exceptionally. Sara gained an apprenticeship with her placement hosts, Gregory Abrams Davidson, with the help of Brighter Futures and Sysco. Sara will now complete her Business Administration Apprenticeship in 2017 and is hopeful of progressing onto level 3.
"Before I started my Apprenticeship, I was in college studying towards my A-levels in law, history and psychology however I realised this was not for me and began looking for apprenticeships. This was when I found Brighter Futures. I was applying for apprenticeships however I was having little success due to a lack of work experience. I joined Brighter Futures wanting to gain more work experience. I was given the aim of competing a work placement and completing refreshers in my maths and English. I attended a 3 month work placement with Gregory Abrams Davidson, allowing me to gain the perfect skill set for a career in business administration. After my placement I was told by Gregory Abrams Davidson that they had a position available and I applied. During the recruitment process I felt as though Sysco were very helpful prior to starting. Sysco went through interview techniques and personal statements with me preparing me for the process. Personally, I feel Brighter Futures has made me a much more confident person and has given me a broader skillset."

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