Melissa Moody is a recruitment coordinator working in Kier Group Services. Melissa has been at Kier for two years, and here, she talks about life after her apprenticeship and what how her apprenticeship has benefitted her so far in her career.

“After finishing my A levels, I knew I wanted to do an apprenticeship so that I could start earning money while learning new skills, but I wasn’t sure what sort of role – or industry – I’d like to work in; I just knew I wanted to do something I’d enjoy.

When I saw a vacancy for a business administrator apprentice in the recruitment team, something about it caught my eye. I’d never thought about working in recruitment before, but it sounded interesting, so I applied.

There are so many different opportunities available across Kier that I knew I would have lots of options at the end of my apprenticeship. I’ve been at Kier for nearly two years now and have been promoted to recruitment coordinator. The pandemic has completely changed the way we work for now, but it’s given me the opportunity to learn all about virtual recruitment, including video interviews and assessment days.

I studied Level 3 Business Administration and am now working in my first role since finishing my apprenticeship. My current role is recruitment coordinator, supporting senior recruiters across our Highways and Utilities businesses. Every day is different, I could be arranging interviews, going through CVs or writing job adverts.

My confidence has grown so much since my first day. Because I rotated in various roles in the business during my apprenticeship, I’ve learned more about adapting to change quickly and working on my own, as well as building my practical skills and knowledge.

The most satisfying part of my job is knowing I’m helping people get a job they want; that’s been even more rewarding over the past 11 months. My eventual aim is to become a recruiter, and I’m so glad that job advert caught my eye!”

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