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Audio Transcript: Apprenticeship Podcast Hannah Wylie

The text below is the transcript from the ScottishPower Apprenticeship Podcast B video.

[Music] hi this is skills for Life a podcast
Series where we hear from current and past apprentices at Scottish Power to
find out why an apprenticeship is such a great career choice in this episode I'm joined by Hannah Wy who's a project
management Apprentice at Scottish power energy networks hello hi did get right yeah you yeah so Hannah tell us then a
bit about how you got to where are of course yes so I came into the apprenticeship straight from school I
had finished up my sixth year of high school and in my final year I'd applied to University I had a bit of a feeling
at the back of my head that I just didn't really know what my desired pathway was I wasn't really 100% sure in
what I wanted to do with my life um which kind of prompted me to sort of do some research online look at what other
Pathways were out there and with that I did find the sort of SC cotage power online careers page um I had to look at
a lot of the apprent ships that were that were on offer the project management one it stuck out to me in
some ways I thought it would be a good way to sort of expand my confidence it was something completely different to
any of the subjects I'd really did in school obviously there's sort of transferable skills that you would pick
up along the way so I decided to sort of take that pathway as opposed to going to
University straight out of school so you chose to do that rather and go to UNI because you were thinking not really
sure what course to do maybe or what you wanted to do and that's such a common thing isn't it you get to sort of fifth
six year at school and all of a sudden people are asking you what you want to do your life and you think I've got no
idea yeah absolutely so how did you fight you said you did a bit research
yeah was that were you searching for things that you were areas that you were interested in and then you happened upon
the scotch power careers website or tell us went so originally ID sort of looked at just apprenticeships as a whole
across different Industries different organizations the Scottish Power one sort of stood out to me um sort of when
I looked more online there seemed to be sort of good feedback in people that had did the program previously in previous
years um it obviously provided that blend of workplace learning so in an
office learning those kind of skills alongside more academic classroom based
learn to LS of college work exams so the blend of that stuck out to me as well so
I was even though I wasn't going to University or college fulltime upon leaving school I was still getting that
sort of mix of workpl experience and the skills I pick up from that and then
obviously there was a sort of academic qualification alongside of it so when
you were applying then in terms of the application process if you'd already applied to un everybody knows who's done
that about the ucast form and the personal statement there's quite a lot of admin isn't there absolutely it's a huge undertaking what was the
application process like to this program yes so the application process it began as a sort of online answer questions
about yourself why you thought you would be a good fit for the program um questions like that a little bit about
previous experience that you had whether that was from school previous jobs even like a weekend job skills that you
picked up from that that you thought could then translate into you know how you would approach the sort of PM role
um I was successful with with that that part and they invited me to take part in a sort of online assess M which um was a
mix of video recordings that were asked you sort of situational questions so an
example of that would have been tell me a time when you um you know you approached a challenge tell me a time
when you worked as part of a team so part of it was that those videos and then there was s there was some sort of
like arithmetic based questions things like that just to sort of see how you approached approached those those
questions as well oh okay um obviously I would have filled that part we saw what my arithmetic was like at the
start in terms of the subjects that you had taken when you were at school were
they science focused did you have sort of scientific H modules in there or tell
us about that your your academic experience or the choices that you had taken at school yes so as I sort of
mentioned earlier when I was at school I wasn't really 100% sure of what pathway I wanted to go down so because of that I
did quite a variety of subjects I didn't really have my heart set on one area I did a few Sciences I did sort of biology
chemistry and maths whilst at school but I also had more sort of English literacy
literacy based subjects so the likes of English um I really enjoyed modern studies when I was at school as well so
I did that as well and I think having that sort of wide background of subjects it meant that I wasn't sort of closing
you know closing myself off to other other opportunities so I'm glad that I did that I had that variety picked up
skills from each and knowledge from each that again you know you can use in our our job role further down the line yeah
absolutely and that's actually something that has come up in another episode um when we were talking to someone who
works at Scottish Power in the HR function um managing all these different programs the fact that it's not just
when you think about an apprenticeship at Scottish Power it isn't just sort of science-based or you know it's anything
to do with engineering necessarily there's that whole range of things from you mentioned about doing English
literature and stuff and all of these things are all skills for for life that are transferable that they that Scottish
Power are looking for within their applicants as well so it's things like communication skills and and project
management skills and and teamworking and all that as well as or in in lie of
sort of um engineering qualifications or a background in science so that's really interesting because I think there are so
many different aspects of the business what does yours in terms of the project
management apprenticeship what what areas do they focus on so obviously we look at sort of managing projects in the
business how do how do projects work within I mean my particular area is energy Network so we we look at how we
how we deliver projects how we l with third parties to deliver how we engage
with stakeholders how we communicate with our customers the apprenticeship program sort of teaches around that and
again you know you're picking up bits of knowledge knowledge each day um to sort of focus on I suppose those those key
aspects of the business how do we you know maintain um positive customer
service scores how do we um work alongside other areas of the business to sort of deliver that common goal so it's
a lot of things that um you know they might seem you know not particular to one
particular to one area it's sort of that mix of skills um that we're picking up day by day so it's been really great for
that really wide ranging and and transferable as well so you're in the Scottish po energy networks business
area yes tell us a bit about that what is your job involved day today yeah of course so I'm within the sort of
distribution um license I work within so on a day-to-day basis my role in the
department I'm in currently um we sort of focus on delivering asset modernization to our customers on our
low voltage net work so all about how we look at the customer how we can improve sort of how we can improve the service
that we have for customers how we modernize our assets how we can sort of facilitate the likes of low carbon
technology heat pumps Etc there's a really big uptake of that and there's
sort of a greater need now more than ever for us to really have the resources in place to deliver that so that we can
allow customers to um sort of connect low carbon technology um install Smart Meters to really help
them on that journey to Net Zero I think you sound like you're totally across everything all this jargon and and high
level talk it sounds like you've you've totally got it all covered tell people I mean obviously I know what do we mean
when we're talking about low voltage assets and you know H low carbon
Technologies what does that mean to people who might not be familiar with that yeah so it's essentially um our our
Network it's the service cables that are sort of running underneath the ground um the cables are coming into people's
houses it's how we can you know allow them to put their televisions on at night how you can charge a phone how you
can put the kettle on it's things like that and obviously alongside that and the sort of Ever Changing model that
we've got where more people are buying electric vehicles more people are installing heat pumps and looking to be
sort of more smart with how they use the energy in their homes with that comes a need for us to upgrade our equipment so
that it's B more fit for purpose so that we can better serve our customers and
again there's that Net Zero element of it that we're really working towards that that goal for our organization but
also for you know you know our country or sort of local communities and things like
that when you started this apprenticeship how much did you know about the energy industry not a whole
lot um it was very you know coming into Scottish Power was a lot more that I
learned um as as soon as I started the role I didn't do sort of physics or
anything like that well I was at school so it was sort of a complete new world to be honest sort of um stepping into
that role I didn't know I didn't have a whole lot of background knowledge about it um obviously that was okay though
yeah you didn't need to have a background or or any sort of knowledge the energy industry to to come into this
role absolutely yeah so I've obviously picked up a lot since since I've started the role but there wasn't really again
that need to have that background knowledge it didn't do me any sort of disservice during the interview process
upon actually starting my role in the sort of workplace environment I think it's you know coming from school there
was transferable skills there that I could use in the rule so even though I maybe didn't have a lot of knowledge
about the industry as a whole I've definitely picked up stuff stuff along the way mhm and what was day one like
then though so you've finished school you've successfully uh completed all the the application process for the appr for
for the scheme that you're on what did you do in your first day can you remember yeah so we I started with sort
of quite a large group of people a lot of other trainees so we were all sort of in the same boat which was good that we
started at the similar time um it was in our training center sort of that we had
so it was really um an induction in terms of what do we do as a business
what is your role going to look like um you know within the organ organization and how how are we going to help you
along the way so it was a really great um introduction to I suppose Scottish
Power as a whole and then sort of my first day in the office it was very much this is what we do as a particular
department and this is what you know this is what your Ro will look like in there um I think it's quite a scary
thing coming straight from school and that workplace environment everyone has been really supportive and it's a really
great and there's a lot of encouragement um within I mean I think there's more encouragement across the business that
really um support traines to learn whether that's someone in a more
operational role or whether that's someone in a more office based role as well and I think that's something when
you were saying there about it's quite a scary Prospect or a bit of scary experience that's so understandable
because if you're coming straight from school into a huge global company and
that's quite daunting yeah but then it must be quite nice to know that you're part of that you know of a wider group
of other traines and apprentices and there's Al almost like a certain natural support network from them as much as
from the company I would guess yeah absolutely and I think it's great that in terms of the kind of volume of
trainees that are in the business there's a lot of people that are in a similar situation to yourself so again you do have them to sort of go through
that apprenticeship with you can hear a bit about what they're doing in their roles are working for them that again
you can pick up on and I suppose again there is that really encouraging sort of
community um across the business that do sort of support you in your journey to to learn develop in your role and again
see you know how your career will progress whether that's um you know within the organization and you know the
different sort of functions that are there m and what does a we kind of touched on this earlier about what a a
day looks like for you I'm guessing they're they can be very um varied yeah
do you do some work outside and some work in the office or are you office based or are you out on the road or yeah
so at my R is primarily office based um we do have you know on some occasions we
do sort of site visits and things like that to see um the actual work that is been undertaken whether that's from you
know internal res operational resources or third party sort of Service Partners that we use so while my role is
predominantly office space there are opportunities to get out in sight and really see work being undertaken on the
network as it happens ah that sounds good um in terms of like so you're
you're you're in that role you're working with in a huge team is it is a
we do have quite a large team so within sort of I suppose my smaller team there's about eight of us and then we
feed into a wider team of H just over 20 I would say so what
kind of things are you doing because I don't know what project manager does I know that they manage projects yeah but
how do you go about doing that give us give us a sense of the sort of the the work that you're involved in yeah of
course so there sort of a lot of aspects that feed into it for my role in particular a lot of the work that we do
is issued out to Service Partners who obviously work on on our behalf so um we look to Le with them to ensure that you
know we're have that shared sort of common understanding of what we need to deliver when we need to deliver it by so
there's a communication aspect there um also sort of managing the Financial Health of our projects
ensuring that we are delivering the outputs that we have to deliver um leing with other members of the team there
might be um sort of shared or similar activities that we're undertaken
so again communicating with them and I think as well there's just sort of overall piece of I'm also here to learn
so every day every day as a school day um throughout the apprenticeship um it's
sort of taken up an opportunities to learn speaking with you know anyone that you sort of come in contact with to
learn about what their roles are like so you really are sort of learning every day how do you feel you are viewed in
the company or treated with you know amongst other people because you're obviously getting this exposure to some
very experienced people and that must be a great way to learn as well but how do you how do you feel in Ro in it how are
you treated there yeah I think um there's a lot of support and encouragement from people who do have a
bit more experience I think the across I mean I can speak for the project
management apprenticeship in particular but I know that from speaking to others there's a lot of support for all
trainees no matter what um what program that they're doing people that have more
experience and have been here for a longer period of time they're always there to ask questions go to for support
for help um you know even if it's a small question that you might think in your mind is a bit silly you feel
apprehensive tasket everyone um that I've sort of encountered along the way have been more than happy to um you know
sit down explain things give a a bit more more context and offer their expertise so it's a really great
environment to to be a part of do you get paid I do yeah which is nice
definitely a benefit yeah so you're earning while you're learning exactly and that's a huge benefit as well
because previously we've discussed that aspect of people when they go to university and then they end up coming
out still maybe not clear on what they want to do as a job but then saddled with you know University debt and that's
obviously a great thing that programs like these it cuts all that out doesn't
it so you kind of you've got the responsibility of a job you've you've got the wages and your learning where
does it go from there do you go on to any further qualifications within the business that yeah so um upon completion
of the project management apprenticeship program in particular um we if we're
successful we're offered a project coordinator role um and within that there is the option to go down sort of
further education Pathways so whether that is doing a degree alongside work whether that's doing a college course so
potentially in electrical engineering if the role is more operational based um
there's a lot of opportunities there so again I think the business really supports people in terms of development
and career progression so definitely the opportunities are there to look to do further education and really develop
your not only I suppose your your workplace self but the personal development is there as well yeah yeah
and what was it about Scottish Power in particular that made you choose to to to go there when you were looking you know
sort of as you were leaving school considering University or thinking about apprenticeships why Scottish Power yeah
so I think think um in this sort of the sort of energy industry as a whole it's a very busy time with the likes of again
we did sort of alud to it earlier but with the amount of sort of Net Zero goals that we have from sort of
government level um looking at more sort of renewable energy sources it's a very
busy time there's a lot going on and obviously the business does have very um
clear goals and aims um in terms of how they're going to help customers on that Journey and I think for me that stuck
out to me as sort of a a shared goal um having that sort of you know that that
person I suppose that personal aim that you're you're making a difference um
you're bringing something positive so you know every day you're sort of
helping to facilitate that that journey to to Net Zero which I think is quite I it's a good feeling to to have yeah it
must be great to think that you're working at place that is making a difference has goals like you say or
objectives in order to make the world a better place essentially be through renewable energy and through the grids
and everything and there's a lot of work going on with that at the moment so there's obviously a lot to keep you busy
what are your favorite parts of the the job that you're doing at the moment so I think for me every day is different
which has been a really good way for me to sort of get out of my comfort zone encounter new challenges every day um
again working with new people every day is um it it it's quite exciting well it might be daunting and I was quite
apprehensive at first just being new to the role new to the organization but really I think just getting stuck into
that role um and taking up on those opportunities to learn every day pick up
a new parts of information um and I think that's what my favorite part is is that every day is quite different there
is always something new to learn um which it keeps you going do you
[Music] think that you would have looking back from where you are now how long you've been in the program do you think you've
missed out by not going to University I don't think so personally I think looking back the decision to
choose the apprenticeship as opposed to going down the university pathway was the right one for me to make um
I've I've gotten out of my comfort zone a lot in sort of the past year and a half that I've been here that I don't
think I would have had had I had gone to you so it's definitely been the right
decision for me I've learned a lot I've grown a lot um I feel more confident to
be able to come and do things like this um just speak to new people meet new people it's been really great and just
helping me to do that and on that sort of confidence Journey um so it's definitely been the right decision for
me and again um as you sort of progress in your role the option to do University
or sort of further education is there um you know as you progress and the
business does sort of support you in in doing that so I don't feel like I've missed out at all I definitely think it's been the right right pathway for me
yeah absolutely in terms of um sort of myths when we think about apprenticeship
schemes um we've mentioned before that people often think we even said at the beginning that people think of hi Vis
and hard hats so what's the what would you say is the greatest
myth about you know telling somebody oh I'm Apprentice or or what what do they think when you say I'm an apprentice do
they do they have any sort of like preconceived notions of what that might involve yeah I suppose people will have
preconceptions as to what the role would look like what you would actually be doing I know it's maybe sort of an an
outdated mindset but people might assume it's someone coming straight from school and going into a trade or you know
something along those lines and those apprenticeships they do exist and will be a viable option for some people but I
think I think now more than ever there's such a wide range of apprenticeships that exist and a variety of different
Industries um different H sort of topics as well so whether that's you know more
sort of business focused whether it's project management focused or engineering focused there is so many
opportunities out there so it's I think definitely that sort of preconceived
notion as you said it might be there but really there's so many more apprenticeship sort of pass ways out
there than ever before and when you think about your your time so far is
there anything that surprised you about the role that you're doing or even surpris where you're surprised yourself
about the things that you're doing when you think I've only been here you know for not that long in the grand scheme of
things look what I've learned is there is there something that that sticks out I think to be honest it's I'm quite a
naturally shy person um which is partly why I chose the apprenticeship to sort of just get stuck kind of rle something
that scared me quite a bit um getting to obviously have the opportunity to talk
in this sort of context as well as even just sort of communicating with a wider
group of people on meetings and things like that that was a really big step for me personally just getting that sort of
confidence to be able to talk to new people getting comfortable with being uncomfortable because it truly is the
only way that you will learn so it's something that if I were to sort of go back and tell myself
a year and a half ago that I feel comfortable um talking to wider groups of people and yeah I would I'd be very
surprised so I think that's one thing that the apprenticeship has really changed for me personally is just that
that confidence that Comforts on well you've smashed that because here you are Hannah sitting before me as a very
confident and comfortable and accomplished uh young person who's
thrilled to be at Scottish Power and it sounds like they're thrilled to have you there as well um what would you advise
yourself you know if you're thinking back or either whether it's people who are about to leave school or even your
younger self just sort of touched on that there would you what would what would
you say what advice would you give oh I think advice I would give to my younger
self would be school and exams and your sort of performance and exams it's not
sort of be all and end all there's and it's okay to not know what you want to do upon leaving school can be so much
pressure on young people nowadays to have a really clear defined pathway in their head and truthfully it's okay if
you you don't want to do that and there there's nothing wrong with it there's nothing wrong with um you know beginning
beginning a rle beginning University and then leaving to do sort of an alternative pathway there really is no
wrong path to you know what there's no wrong path to a career there's no wrong path to a job um as long as you're sort
of making the right decisions for for yourself um yeah I think that's the most important
thing really what would you say are there any sort of key strengths or attributes that have either stood you in
good stead for this or that you think people would benefit from having going into a role like this yes so I think
having um I suppose the sort of soft skills things like that
you would pick up along the way so time management is a is a big one how you work as part of a team how do you
communicate with other people how do you skills like that that you pick up
along the way and you know you might pick them up from school you might pick them up from uh a job that you've had
part-time whilst at school you might pick them up from a sports club outside of school skills like that I think
they're transferable not only to my myu specifically but just in the workplace
as a whole so how long have you got left on your program now I have about a year and a half left of of the program okay
okay and then have you thought further beyond that have you had any ideas as to what you'll do when you finish I think
I've had quite a positive experience with with um with my and within Scottish po so definitely um if you know
definitely sticking with with the company um beginning um a a role within
there sort of following on from the apprentiship um a project coordinator role in my department is probably
something I would be looking at and again developing in that developing in that role so I get more comfortable and
confident with with what we're doing and then also sort of looking at what sort
of further education Pathways might might might be out there for me that sounds great in terms of um the
confidence aspect and I just want to come back to that because you mentioned it and I think it looks like it's been a
hugely positive experience for you if you're saying that you were somebody who before you joined a program was quite
shy Maybe and and also you said that you didn't know what you wanted to do uh
when you left school I think it it seems amazing that you're sitting in here doing this something that's way out your
comfort zone way out of most people's Comfort zones as well it's not the most natural setting um but it sounds like I
I just can see from you that you seem enthused by your experience and and it's obviously been a positive one because
you've given us your time to talk about it so what would you say to that yeah definitely it's been a really great
journey I think it's obviously not over yet there're still quite far to go into the apprenticeship but I have a really
positive experience um it's been really great for me to grow as a person as well
um obviously the workplace skills I have picked up and I'm getting more confident I suppose being in that working
environment being in an office environment working with people who are that bit older than you that bit more
experienced but with that there's also been the sort of personal confidence growth Journey how I've gotten more out
of my comfort zone and more comfortable with saying yes to things and being up for sort of more challenges so
definitely it's been it's been a really positive experience overall oh great to hear that's great to hear in terms of
where you are now it's a big difference from being at school it's something that's you know a
lot more commitment you have to you know it's it's a more professional uh environment I suppose what what do you
do to keep yourself motivated yeah so I think you've got the part where other people counting on you to sort of you
know to show up to do the work that you have to do do it to high standard um you
know you have a team around you you've got you know we we're all responsible for our own part which feeds into sort
of that wider that how we all work together so I think that's what keeps me going is really you know that you've got
people counting on you you don't want to let people down but you also don't want to let yourself down you want to show up
and bring your best self and do the best you can be so that's really what keeps
me going personally and do you have a sort of dream job like a when you think
about right that is where I want to be that's where I'm going that's what I want to do have you have you got that in
mind so truthfully I don't have my heart set on anything in particular I think
coming from not knowing what I wanted to do and how it obviously I sort of took
her maybe not a risk with the apprenticeship but S A pathway that I didn't think I would take
um following from that you know it served me really well I've learned a lot from it and I really want to sort of
keep that mindset going forward throughout my career as I get older I don't want to sort of close myself off
to just sort of the one pathway solely um I just want to sort of keep my options open um learn as as much as I
can and really just see sort of what what the time brings how I can progress in the company and yeah just see how see
how it goes really and I think that's great in terms of you know that that aspect or that idea of actually not if
not quite not knowing but just not pigeon ho holding yourself into someone because it's it's weird how that turns
into positive when she leave school because you get to the end of your school life and it's ever so daunting
because of the number of options that might be available or areas where you could uh you know where you can go and
it might seem a bit overwhelming because you don't quite know but actually when you're in a situation like you're in now
that's a positive thing because there are so many different areas and you're learning such a wide skill set that
really it's all open to you isn't it yeah absolutely it is a gift in a way that you have that you know You' you've
got so many Pathways to go down there's so many options and I think you know closing yourself off to just one sort of
doing you know yourself a diservice in that if you know what you want to do and you have that desired pathway that's great but there's so many options out
there in terms of what you might want to do you know you can change your mind you can go into sort of different a
different area of the business perhaps so definitely there's so many options out there um which is is quite exciting
to think about yeah absolutely thank you so much so Hannah International women's
day um the main theme is inspiring inclusion and you know you get to
thinking that here you are as a a young person who's just left school not that long ago um working in what is
traditionally been viewed as a male dominated environment the energy industry particularly the the networks
aspect of it um how do you feel you're getting on in this environment and do
you do you feel included and do you feel empowered to work in this environment yeah absolutely so I think it it does
come with challenges and there's a bit of apprehension in terms of um a women sort of steeping foot into an
environment that traditionally you know you would assume is more male dominated I think think as as time goes on and
more opportunities are made available Within These Industries more and more women are going to be sort of beginning
not beginning those jobs but you know there'll be more women present there is more inclusion there's more diversity in
terms of the people that do work in the organization I definitely feel um
included I do feel sort of motivated um it's important that sort of doing these
things you know we communicate to people that are interested in the program and just to see that you know there that
that diversity and inclusion aspect is very important to not only myself I suppose the organization as a whole um
it's you know it is an is an important aspect I definitely think it's it's of
value um you know moving forward in that sort of Ever Changing world so I don't
think it should let um people should be sort of put off by that um I yeah so if
there are any other young women who are perhaps at the stage that you were a year and a half ago considering their
options and looking for potential places to go in places to flourish would you recommend Scottish Power as one of those
places yeah I absolutely would yeah definitely I know we've sort of spoken about it throughout throughout the session but there's just been so many
opportunities for me to grow as a person really grow my confidence throughout the role and do things that I didn't really
expect that that I would um and I think the organization really does support trainees in in particular um on that
Journey um and how they can sort of progress in their role so I would definitely recommend it to you know
anyone who who is interested definitely and I think even with SP energy networks
um having a woman at the helm H Vicki kol's the CEO of of SP energy
networks there are a lot more women coming through now in these sort of traditionally male dominated Industries
yeah that can only be a good thing absolutely definitely um there's you know having sort of more people from
diverse backgrounds it brings a wider range of skills it brings a wider range of know a wider range of you know that
knowledge that experience um Diversy you know it's always it's always a good
thing um and something that is important to the organization we talked to weit earlier
as well about just the the day-to-day stuff that you're involved in which is again pretty wide- ranging particularly
in the project Management Area um have you had any opportunities um to
develop yourself out with those day-to-day skills yeah definitely So
within my program we do um an H&D and project management alongside um working
so that's something that's allowed me to develop that more sort of theoretical knowledge of it um you know we do that
through an external um organization so really developing those skills building that knowledge um and being successful
in it and really implementing it into your day-to-day role um that's something that I've had the opportunity to do in
the program there's also been sort of the opportunity to carry out more um
operational training courses so things like authorizations um to look at health
and safety um working in sort of substations and access that way so there's been training courses there as
well um it's been really insightful getting to do something like that you sort of get a bit of an apprec
appreciation for people that are in those operational based roles who do work out in the network so getting to do
um getting to undertake those training courses has been really great as well that's great I don't think I quite appreciated that you were doing studying
alongside your role as well so you got an H&D at the end whilst also combining
that with your day-to-day work and and then not only sort of learning the
skills associated with that work but also sof SKS that we talked about those transferable SKS that come with being in
a huge definitely it's one of the really great things about the apprenticeship is
that it combines that blend of both the workplace environment as you said you're picking up those soft skills you're
learning how to communicate but you're also getting that academic learning as well so it's a good alternative to you
in your college in that sense because you're getting you know the Best of Both Worlds really and it's also been really
great for sort of picking up really developing time management skills how do you balance the time to work how do you
balance the time to study as well so that you're getting the most out of out of both I was going to ask that then if
you've got your so what's your what are your working hours so my working hours standard are 8 to four um each day every
Monday to Friday Monday to Friday so when did you fit the studying in so we're very fortunate that we're sort of
given time by sort of placement manager and our sort of Workforce Development team as well we're allowed usually half
a day each week um as a minimum to focus on studying for exams working on our
sort of project management portfolio and there's a lot of support from you know everyone in your team
to give you that time to allow you to complete that along side so definitely
is able to fit it in um it's has been really great for building those that time management skills and how you sort
of balance H quite a large workload yeah absolutely do you have time to do
anything else out with us I do yeah I think it's important you have that sort of work work life balance
it can be I think difficult at first um when you're in that role you do obviously want to dedicate yourself and
um you know really be be present in the role but it's important that you do sort of take that time away from work as well
and you know log off at the end of the day and yeah again do the things that are of value to you whether that's
spending time with family a sport things like that it's really kind of that work life balance is really important as well
sounds like you've cracked it Hannah Wy thank you so much for talking to us and the very best of luck
for the rest of your project management apprenticeship thank you very much thank you for having me a big thank you to all
of our apprentices who took the time to talk to us it's been an amazing insight into life on an apprenticeship program
at Scottish Power if you would like to find out more about any of the programs that we've discussed just visit our
website Scottish SLC careers

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