Maisie’s story – National Apprenticeship Week 2022

National Apprentice week 2022

This week is National Apprenticeship Week! We’ve had some great people join Step One through our apprenticeship scheme. Here, we share the story of our HR and Training Administrator, Maisie.

Maisie’s Apprenticeship Story

Tell us a bit about yourself and your apprenticeship

Hi! I’m Maisie, I’m the HR and Training Administrator and have been working at Step One for just over 2 years. Last year I was offered the chance to do the CIPD level 3 so I could expand my knowledge and become a qualified HR professional. I started in September and study one day a week at Exeter College and the other four days are regular work days. So far the course is going really well!

What encouraged you to do an apprenticeship?

I knew it would be a really good way to develop and become a serious career option for me. I knew I would be silly to turn down the chance to develop professionally.

How have you benefitted from doing your apprenticeship?

It’s made me realise even more how much I enjoy working in HR and has given me so much more confidence. I used to feel very unsure about what I wanted to do as a career, but doing this course has shown me opportunities and pathways I didn’t even know were there. I’m hoping to go on and do the next level up once this course is complete.

What do you love the most about your apprenticeship?

My favourite thing has been meeting other people in the HR network through the people on my course and hearing about their experiences.

What would you say to anyone who is thinking about becoming an apprentice?

I would say to do it, it’s such a great way to learn and meet new people. It can be such a good stepping stone into a career you’ll love.

If you would like to join the Step One team, click the button below to see our current vacancies.

Related articles

Mental health charity Step One celebrates new chapter at X Centre in Exeter

Step One Celebrates New Chapter with Successful Open Day Event at Exeter Quayside

On 13th June 2024, Step One celebrated a successful Open Day event at their new home, the X Centre on Exeter Quayside.
The power of movement for mental wellbeing

The power of movement for mental wellbeing, by Dr. Lindsay Jones

Dr. Lindsay Jones, Clinical Psychologist here at Step One, explores 6 ways in which movement and exercise can enhance our mental wellbeing.
Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

How you can get involved with Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

The theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week is ‘Movement: Moving more for our mental health'. We have a jam-packed schedule of events designed to get you moving, connecting with others, and feeling your best.
Becky, Fundraising Officer

Fundraising for Step One: Your questions answered by Becky – Part 1

Meet Becky, our Fundraising Officer here at Step One Charity. Fundraising is at the core of Step One - the funds we receive allow us to continue to support the people of Devon with their mental health and wellbeing through our vital services.

Step One Charity unveils fresh new look to reflect commitment to wellbeing across Devon

Introducing Step One Charity's refreshed brand identity to better reflect our mission of supporting individuals with mental health challenges, learning disabilities, and neurodiversity across Devon.

A brighter path to wellbeing: Introducing Step One Charity’s new brand

Discover Step One's refreshed look and learn how you can support our mission!
Person skydiving

Skydive for Step One Charity in 2024!

Take your fundraising to new heights by taking on our skydive challenge with Skydive Buzz! Jump for free when you raise £395 for Step One Charity.
Photo of woman smiling and a quote that reads: My favourite thing about being a support worker is making a difference to people’s lives. Giving people the help and support that I wish my mum and nan could have had.

Celebrating 10 years of Charlotte, Support Worker at Cypress Hospital

Driven by a deep personal connection to the cause, Charlotte has dedicated her career to making a positive difference in the lives of others. In this short Q&A, we delve into Charlotte’s journey with Step One Charity.
Person signing their name on an official document.

Make a Will Week: Top tips for writing your Will

Have you thought about writing your will but you’re not sure where to start? Often the process can simply be broken down into four practical questions which form the basis of any will.
©️ Copyright 2024 – Step One. Registered Charity Number: 235434 Company Number 393477 in England. X Centre, Commercial Road, Exeter, EX2 4AD. Web Design by The Ambitions Agency