Lily's apprenticeship experience

There are so many opportunities and changing placements each year will build us up to be well rounded in finance.

Lily - Corporate Accountant and Business Support Team

About you

I only recently came out of my sixth form studies when I realised that university wasn’t the right choice for me, which lead me to discovering the KCC Apprenticeship. In my free time I love to bake cakes or see live music.

Why did you apply?

I was looking for an opportunity to continue education as well as working without having to go to university, so this was a perfect fit. KCC has a great reputation which led to my mum pushing me to have the confidence to just go for It after I saw it advertised on social media.

How did you find the recruitment process?

At first the recruitment process was very daunting as we started in a group with other candidates, but the recruitment team and interview panel were great at making everyone feel at ease. I liked the different tasks that we had to do as it allowed us to showcase different skills and knowledge, in particular the psychometric assessment which allowed us to portray our work ethic and our personalities as well as just general knowledge around the role.

How are you finding the apprenticeship so far?

I have loved it so far. I really enjoy learning new skills and new knowledge that will help me progress in the future. I also love how everyone in the finance division is very approachable, so even if you’re stuck, they make you feel at ease and are so helpful I love the fact that there are so many opportunities whether its training or the fact we change placements each year which will build us up to be well rounded within finance. I am excited to start the AAT course as well as continuing work the other 4 days of the week.

What has been a challenge and how did you overcome this?

For me starting a new job/ course whilst working from home has been a challenge as I’m a very hands-on learner. It has been great as everyone that I have been working with have been so supportive and always put time aside in order to go through things with me whilst spending the time on calls to help me which has made me get over this.

Where do you aim to be once the course is over?

I aim to have a permanent position within KCC where I can continue using all the skills that I learnt on the course to support me and my role in the future. As well as my gain my AAT qualification, and to build myself a career.

Tell us an interesting fact about you

Last year I raised money for Breast Cancer Now by walking 100 miles!