The Young Apprentice Ambassador Network (YAAN) is a community of inspiring apprentices and graduate apprentices who have registered as Young Apprentice Ambassadors in their local area. They promote Apprenticeships to young people and their career influencers endorsing the range of subjects, benefits, progression routes and extensive career opportunities they provide.
The South East region currently has in excess of 100 members. Our aim is to have a significant number of young ambassadors representing the full range and level of apprenticeships to attend careers events, schools and employer facing activities ‘telling their story’ to provide young people, making career choices, with knowledge, facts and prospects.
Former Level 3 Business Admin and Level 4 Associate Project Manager apprentice.
I’m a former Business Admin and Project Management apprentice having worked in Unilever’s Future Careers Team at the start of my career. I now work for Fledglink leading Outreach. My main responsibilities are to promote our app to schools, job centres & other organisations to ensure as many young people as possible, especially in schools, have access to opportunities & feel more confident and prepare for the world of work. I’m passionate about helping young people understand more about the ins & outs of apprenticeships & why they’re so amazing!
Chartered Business Management Degree Apprentice (Level 6).
I am a Charted Business Management Degree Apprentice with IBM, currently working in the UKI Garage Squad, implementing Garage Methodology into different projects. I always knew completing an apprenticeship was the career path I wanted to explore, I feel very lucky to be in a position where I enjoy what I do every day so much. I have benefitted hugely through being given the opportunity to showcase my skills and be given continuous opportunities to further myself. The chance to combine education with work is an immense experience as I am someone who loves to always further my knowledge, and this gives me the ability to.
Level 6 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree Apprenticeship.
Jasmine found her passion for engineering as a young girl helping her dad with DIY projects around the house. As an adult, Jasmine works in Technical Support with products that have failed in the field. She loves to apply her logical and creative thinking to solve problems and is enjoying learning from her experienced and friendly colleagues.
I am 32 year old, born and raised in South West London. I am profoundly deaf from the day I was born, I tend to rely on lip reading most of the time. I like to go on hikes, computing, sports and relaxing with families and friends.
Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship.
I qualified as a Paralegal on the Cripps scheme in December 2020 and started the solicitor apprenticeship in January 2021, hoping to qualify in 2025. Whilst in my apprenticeship, I have rotated around the firm in different teams including property, debt recovery and corporate mergers and acquisitions. I deal with various clients on a day to day basis and help progress matters for various senior fee-earners.
I joined the ambassador network to help provide guidance and support for young professionals like myself and to promote apprenticeships across the country.
I am currently on a level 6-degree apprenticeship studying towards becoming a Chartered Building Surveyor.
I am a 22-year-old currently halfway through my apprenticeship working towards a Degree in Building Surveying and becoming a RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors) chartered surveyor. I started my apprenticeship when I was 19 years old and can honestly say it was the best decision I ever made. This way of learning and building a career is something that suits me very well. I think everyone should consider apprenticeships as a pathway to being successful within their chosen career.
Level 2 & 3 Business Administration.
I chose to do an apprenticeship after finishing my first year of college and realising that university wasn’t the best path for me. I entered Hampshire County Council as an Admin Assistant before moving on to a Project Assistant role. I’m so happy I chose a different option because now, after completing my Levels 2 & 3 in Business Admin, I’ve gained two qualifications, nearly four years of work experience and knowledge. Overall, I’m a much more positive and confident person and can continue to apply the skills I’ve learnt while being an apprentice for the rest of my career.
Level 5 Operational /Departmental Management.
Hi! I’m Siobhan and I’m a Project Officer at Resource Productions, responsible for the Admin of the Youth and Adult training programmes and management of the Admin staff. I have previously completed a L3 Community Arts apprenticeship with DiVA and I am currently studying a L5 Operational/Departmental Management Apprenticeship with Activate Apprenticeships where the focuses are management of self, project management and leading a team.