HR Apprentice, Bury Council

After a year studying computing, Joel realised university wasn’t for him and decided to take an apprenticeship.

Following a rethink, Joel choose an apprenticeship to improve his skills and earn while he was learning. His HR apprenticeship with Bury Council is a challenging and enjoyable role.

As an apprentice in a big department with about 50 or so people, Joel was nervous about meeting everyone, “But it wasn’t too bad as I’d had part-time work there before,” he explains. He’s enjoyed going to meetings and events as part of Backing Young Bury and also likes helping out in his role as apprenticeship ambassador. Joel prefers the work environment to school, “I think it’s much more relaxed.” His next goal is to finish his apprenticeship, complete his college work and see how he can further his career.