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Sara Weller

Constantly thinking where I can utilise what I have learnt

at Optivo

As I had not been to university I knew when provided with the information this would be a great opportunity to gain a formal qualification in management. I had been a manager for a number of years and I was really keen to learn more about the theories behind management, to help me to put things into perspective. 

I am constantly thinking of where I can utilise what I have learnt within my day to day job. For example, I have just completed my teams’ annual appraisals which I am using as evidence within my portfolio. 

I am getting good at reflection

In order to allow myself the necessary time to focus on this apprenticeship, I have to be very organised, prioritise my workload effectively and I block out time in my calendar to concentrate on it. I am getting really good at reflecting, and using my learning with colleagues or team members. I am also the Safeguarding champion at work which helped when working on all aspects of Safeguarding in my apprenticeship.  

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Sara Weller

Optivo

By doing this apprenticeship I know it will provide me with additional tools to be the best manager I can be.

Sara‘s thoughts on the apprenticeship so far

 My Personal Tutor, Yolande, is very knowledgeable and approachable, and she encourages me to complete my work to a high standard. All the staff I have worked with at Paragon Skills have been great and encouraging. The workshop sessions I have been attending have also been really helpful for my progression. 

I have had amazing support from the L&OD team at Optivo, and my line manager whilst completing my apprenticeship. I receive excellent feedback from Charlene in our L&OD team on a regular basis which is really encouraging. My line manager has been really supportive and truly is ‘one of life’s brilliant managers’. By doing this apprenticeship I know it will provide me with additional tools to be the best manager I can be. I am working really hard to hopefully gain a distinction.

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