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My Apprenticeship with Active Superstars - My First Week

Posted on 27th September 2016

The demand for apprenticeships has risen over the last 5 years a considerable amount. The UK government has a target of starting 3 million apprenticeships by 2020. Apprenticeships are an alternative to further education such as college or university. You can learn more about apprenticeships here. 

My Story

After leaving college, I wasn't sure what it was that I wanted to do. I knew that university wasn't for me, so I decided to try and get a full time job. After applying to well over 200 jobs, I finally got lucky and got my first full time job. I stayed in this job for a year, but I could only see it as a 'job' and not a career. So, I decided to look for something new. This was when i stumbled across apprenticeships and decided to give them a shot. After many weeks of applying and not getting lucky, I heard off Active Superstars who wanted me to attend an interview. I was thrilled! 

A couple of days went by and I then found out that I had got the position! Starting after my holiday, I was excitable and couldn't wait to start somewhere new and learn new skills in a field I had no previous experience in. 

My First Day 

I arrived at my first day nervous and anxious- and extremeley early. I waited in reception and then got taken into the office. I met most of the team, who were very friendly and all made me feel welcome. I set up my computer at my new desk, and set up my emails and Google Drive. It was all a bit confusing but I can now say that I am getting the hang of it! I finished my day and although I was tired from a long day and so much to remember, I also had a sense of motivation and I was excited about what tomorrow would bring. 

A Week On

I've almost finished my first week at Active Superstars, and the motivation and excitement from my first day is very much still here. I have learnt a large amount of new skills, and now I just have to try and remember it all. I've learnt more about the business, which I am proud and grateful that I get to work for, and I am eager to learn more. I am meeting my Apprenticeship Advisor on Monday, and I am looking forward to getting stuck in. 

Active Superstars offer a wide range of physical activities for girls to participate in ranging from soccer and dance to multi-sport events, in term-time and during the school holidays.

If you want to help your child feel more confident in sports, call Active Superstars today on 0121 222 5464 or email

Active Superstars provides high-quality Sports Coaching activities to get children active. If you want to engage children in fun, energising activities, contact us today on 0121 792 2643 or email

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