In celebration of Alison's journey as an apprentice at Shaw Education Trust, we're delighted to spotlight her experience during National Apprenticeship Week. Alison embarked on her Level 4 Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship journey with Ixion on October 2023 and is due to complete it in 2025.

As an Assistant Project Manager within the Estates Team, Alison brings enthusiasm and dedication to her role. Her typical day involves a dynamic mix of tasks, from liaising with contractors to engaging with stakeholders and refining management plans. Her passion for project management shines through as she embraces every opportunity to learn and grow within the Trust.

Throughout her apprenticeship, Alison has received invaluable support from her training provider and colleagues. Monthly online workshops, one-to-one meetings, and upcoming exam prep sessions which will all contribute to her success on this journey.

Now, over to you Alison:

"My drive to pursue an apprenticeship stems from my ambition to progress within the Trust. With aspirations to transition into a Project Manager role, I am eager to apply my newfound knowledge and skills to deliver impactful projects that benefit our schools and communities.

"My experience at Shaw Education Trust has been enriching and rewarding, characterised by a diverse range of projects and collaborative teamwork. I feel supported by the Trust, with ample opportunities for professional development and meaningful contributions to impactful projects.

"I would wholeheartedly recommend apprenticeships to others. Regardless of one's background or career stage, apprenticeships offer a valuable opportunity to gain qualifications and practical experience while making a positive impact."

Alison's journey exemplifies the spirit of learning and growth that we champion at Shaw Education Trust. We're proud to support her apprenticeship and look forward to witnessing her continued success as she advances in her career.