Apprentice Evan

Evan Fowler – Business Administration Apprentice

Evan Fowler of Infinity Finance has recently completed his Level 3 Business Administration apprenticeship. At the start of his apprenticeship his Damar coach, Louise Morley, and his line manager, Faye Burns, identified that he would need some extra support due to his additional learning needs.

Measures were put in place to support Evan, with his employer giving him a designated day a week to focus on his apprenticeship work and assignments. Louise also helped break down the learning into manageable chunks so that Evan could utilise different planning tools to support the completion of his work. This motivated Evan, and all his work hard and perseverance paid off when he achieved a Distinction in his apprenticeship.

Read our latest case study where Evan tells us more about his apprenticeship journey, experience with Damar and his future career aspirations.

What made you decide to do an apprenticeship?  

I have never been very good at learning in a classroom environment, so going to college after leaving school didn’t really appeal to me. I wanted to do something more practical so researched into apprenticeships and I felt would it play to my strengths.  

What has been the biggest learning point of your apprenticeship?  

The biggest learning curve for me has been the practical side of an apprenticeship. Being in a working environment has been something that I have to adjust, learn and manage. It has been the biggest challenge for me, especially coming from a school environment but I am enjoying it. I find it rewarding when I put into practice something I have learnt during my apprenticeship, and my colleagues are very supportive.

How has the apprenticeship impacted on you and your development?  

Doing the apprenticeship has had a huge impact on my personal development into becoming an adult. I found that I was able to manage my ADHD much better and was motivated to work harder. It was a big confidence boost to know that I could do well in a working environment despite my challenges.

How did you find the support you received from Damar during your apprenticeship? 

The support I received from Damar was excellent. Louise, my coach, was very patient, supported me and made me feel confident to carry on going, especially through the more difficult parts of the apprenticeship. I appreciated how encouraging she was and how she helped me develop. Having that type of support was perfect. 

What advice would you give to someone who is considering doing an apprenticeship?  

If you are considering an apprenticeship, then you should do it! I have found that an apprenticeship allows you to get a valuable qualification while gaining essential experience. On top of that there is a great support network of people, from your coach, supervisor and colleagues who want to see you positively grow and complete your apprenticeship. Doing my apprenticeship was without a doubt one of the best decisions I have ever made. 

What are your future career aspirations? 

My aspirations are to continue to keep learning and developing with the company. In the future I hope to work my way up to a management position.

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