Olivia, age 21, is a Teaching Assistant apprentice (TA) at Thomas Bewick School, a specialist provision for autistic children and young people based in Newcastle upon Tyne. Her apprenticeship is delivered by Inspire ATA, a flexi-job apprenticeship agency that employs and supports apprentices across the UK.    

In a recent meeting with her LMP tutor, Olivia shared her story.

“The reason for choosing this apprenticeship was that I am able to learn and get paid at the same time, it’s truly been a great experience.  

The best thing about my role is being able to support children at Thomas Bewick. I help them overcome difficulties and achieve things they couldn’t do before.  

My confidence has grown and I am developing my interpersonal skills so I can effectively communicate with the children.  

After my apprenticeship, my next step in my career is to become a fully qualified class teacher. The apprenticeship is providing me with the perfect stepping stone to do this and I am really enjoying it.” 

Olivia, SEN Teaching Assistant 

If you would like to find out more about Apprenticeships and how they can work for you, please contact the Inspire ATA team info@inspire-ata.co.uk or visit https://lmp-group.co.uk/apprenticeships/     

Inspire ATA is approved by the Department for Education as a Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agency and is listed on the Register of Flexi-Job Apprenticeship Agencies