Being an apprentice – 3 months later…

Well, time flies when you're having fun, especially when you're an apprentice. Since the last blog, I've handled more responsibility, whilst learning and fully appreciating the world of work!

Being an apprentice – 3 months later…

Throughout the last half of October and throughout November, I must admit I developed a sense of maturity and understanding from the experience of being in a small office. This reason for this clearly comes from learning how to deal with problems (such as sending out emails to the wrong person) and truly believing in the work you're doing for the company.

Aside from growing up, the past 2 months have been pretty interesting; towards the end of October I attended a First Aid Training course in the DYCC, which consisted in learning how to give CPR and all kinds of practical approaches to saving someone's life and helping someone in need. It's handy thing to have, if only I could remember it…

Next thing after the first aid training, I decided to get serious and start organising the celebratory event in January for Unit Twenty Three, which actually forms Unit 2 of my Gold Arts Award. Me and my colleague Joshua Gould got in contact with a variety of different venues across Diss, and eventually settling down on one at a local restaurant. Next thing was to get together a couple of performers at the event, and one of them includes local blues musician Dave Thomas. Now, it all comes to marketing and promoting the event across South Norfolk, which should be really fun!

During the middle of November, I got trained up to be an Arts Award Advisor for the Discover and Explore Levels! The training itself, held in Norwich (which involved getting lost and ending up at the other side of Norwich) was actually rather insightful because it kind of felt like you were becoming a teacher – only without the endless nagging, homework, shouting, screaming, discrimination and unpredictability. My role as an advisor now means that I can get more children and young people like myself to take up an arts award by helping them discover and explore their place within the arts! WOO!

Apart from all this, I happily contributed to the Arts Award Voice website by uploading pieces on social awkwardness, the downside to technology and many, many music reviews and features! At this point in time, I can happily say that I'm really enjoying the productivity and excitement of Unit Twenty Three's projects and I am more than happy to be a part of it

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Luke Taylor

Luke Taylor Contributor

I work as the Network Administrator for Voice. Having completed my apprenticeship at Unit Twenty Three, I continue my work supporting Voice and the Youth Network in whatever way possible. Music is my passion, and I will happily talk about all the bands you've probably never heard of!

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