It’s never too late to change your career says Samantha
Following redundancy, Samantha Pockett who worked as a Retail Manager decided it was time for a career change and do something that she loved.
With her enthusiasm for fitness she started to work as an apprentice gym assistant at One to One Gym, where she is working towards her Level 2 Gym Instructing Active IQ.
At first, she worried about the workload, being a mature student, and a mother. However, with support from her tutor Samantha has gained significant knowledge and is able to manage her career, her studies, and her home life successfully.
Her tutor said that Samantha is an eager participant who thoroughly enjoys learning.
Once she completes Level 2, Samantha would like to begin the Level 3, to further build on her skills and reach her full potential as a gym instructor.
Samantha said “I really want to have my own clients and help as many people as I can.
“As soon as you find a career path, start as soon as you can and see it through.”
The Apprenticeship Programme in Wales is funded by the Welsh Government with support from the European Social Fund.
To find out more about apprenticeship opportunities go to Careers Wales or telephone 0800 028 4844.
To find out how your business can benefit from taking on an apprentice or upskilling your current workforce, complete the Expression of Interest form on Business Wales website.