PRCA: Abbie Langridge

Abbie Langridge, 19, started her level 4 apprenticeship in public relations with the PRCA at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) after she finished her A-levels

“I chose to do an apprenticeship because I wanted to start working but carry on studying, it was a perfect fit!”

“The best part about doing an apprenticeship is that you get exposed to a variety of different roles and responsibilities. I’ve organised events, written speeches and presented to a range of audiences. I have built the confidence to stand up at a parliamentary event to speak about my experience as an apprentice, which is something I would never have done before.”

“A common misconception is that you have to know what you want to do if you choose the apprenticeship route. The variety of work experience I’ve gained across the press team, policy team, and the marketing and communications teams, has given me the understanding to decide the work I enjoy and develop skills in that area.”

“Frequent mentor meetings and catch ups with my line manager make me feel well supported, both at work and in the apprenticeship. Instead of a day at college, I use an online portal system, which gives me the independence to take control of my learning and monitor my work. My apprenticeship finishes next year, and I am really excited to take the next step in my career with the great professional grounding I have received.”

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