Emily Johnson: My Hays Apprenticeship so far...

Emily Johnson

Hi, I’m Emily and I began my Apprenticeship with Hays Travel in August 2019 in the Recruitment department.

I initially heard about the Apprenticeship Programme on Social Media as a family friend tagged me in a Facebook post on the careers page. I chose to apply for Hays Travel as I’m very passionate about recruitment and I knew an apprenticeship would not only help fulfil that passion but, allow me to gain a nationally recognised qualification and earn a wage at the same time. Additionally, I had heard lots of positive feedback from past apprentices that highly recommend the programme.

What I love most about my apprenticeship so far is the training sessions, as they give me the chance to learn different skills that can greatly benefit my job role and the people I interact with. I get the chance to do this whilst being surrounded by the friends I made at the beginning of the apprenticeship programme. My highlight to date is how much my self-confidence has grown since joining, especially when I’m presenting to my training group, within my department and even when I’m answering the phones to potential employees and managers.

The apprenticeship programme at Hays Travel has helped to start building my career, it has provided me the chance to work in an industry I enjoy and gain knowledge that I wouldn’t have been able to achieve outside of an apprenticeship. I am due to complete my apprenticeship in August 2020 and I can see myself continuing my career with Hays to become a Recruitment Executive, and developing further in the business.

Applications are open now for our apprenticeship scheme, click here to apply!

Emily Johnson