Lewis Parkinson - Level 3 Apprenticeship in Design

  • Studied: Lewis Parkinson - Level 3 Apprenticeship in Design

“After finishing college elsewhere, I didn’t know what to do and ended up spending a couple of years working in Morrisons. I felt at 22 that I had left it too late to go back to education but Blackburn College approached me and suggested that I start an Apprenticeship.”

“I thought Apprenticeships were for 16-18 year olds but found that this isn’t true at all – I started a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Creative Arts with Heritage Envelopes which are based in Blackburn and have since progressed onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Design. It has been such an eye opener and I absolutely love it.”

“My tutor from Blackburn College visits me every two weeks and sets me tasks and coursework to do. All of the work we study is relevant to my job at Heritage Envelopes and I find that it is a great way to study - I can put everything I learn into practice whilst still having the support from my tutor.”

“I am really grateful to have started the Apprenticeship – it has given me real direction and I am looking forward to continuing my work at Heritage Envelopes. I would certainly recommend an Apprenticeship to others, it is a fantastic way of gaining real work experience whilst still having the guidance and support from a tutor.”

"“I thought Apprenticeships were for 16-18 year olds but found that this isn’t true at all - I started a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Creative Arts with Heritage Envelopes which are based in Blackburn and have since progressed onto a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Design. It has been such an eye opener and I absolutely love it.”"