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Sport Apprenticeship gives Simarjot Singh a new career ladder.
Simarjot Singh came straight from school and enrolled onto the Level 1 Business Administration course at Henley College Coventry. Having successfully completed his course Simarjot decided to apply for a level 2 sports apprenticeship after being inspired by other sport apprentices in the college gym.
Simarjot says “My apprenticeship was very enjoyable and the staff have helped me learn new skills to become a gym instructor. I was very happy as this was my first ever job.”
Louise celebrates being named Apprentice of the Year!
Louise Kingsbeer received the prestigious title after completing a one-year apprenticeship programme with Coventry Sports Foundation at the Alan Higgs Centre on Allard Way.
Louise has always had a keen interest in sport, completed an NVQ level two qualification in Operational Services where she was responsible for helping to support the day-to-day running of the centre including setting up and taking down of activities, promoting health and safety and maintaining the safety of swimming pool users.
The first step of the journey
Henley College Coventry student Jack Crossley has just completed his Level 2 apprenticeship in Activity Leadership with local tennis provider inspire2coach.
Having just completed his Level 2 apprenticeship he is now progressing to his Level 3 apprenticeship with the Lawn Tennis Association, and will again be employed by inspire2coach.
Henley College and inspire2coach have worked on a number of tennis projects in Coventry in the last few years, working in conjunction with the Tennis Foundation. Both are strong advocates of apprenticeships. For small but rapidly growing companies who are keen to ‘grow their own’, and for colleges who want to provide the best quality vocational training and experience for their students, an apprenticeship is a perfect way to train young people in the skills required for the workplace.
“My tutor inspired me to go to University”
Corey started on the Young Apprentice scheme at Henley College Coventry, going to college every Thursday for two years. He gained 50 days of work experience which helped him to get his ﬁrst part-time job at Coventry Sport’s Trust. Unsure of his progression route but with a love of Football, Corey enrolled on a Level 3 Sport course at Henley.
“I choose Henley because all the facilities are on-site. As the course is ﬁtness based, it’s brilliant to have a gym and studio so close- the facilities here are really good. ”At the start of the course Corey wanted to become a P.E teacher, but work experience changed his mind.“