Be Wiser Apprentice Questions - Matt Rawlings


Matt Rawlings

Job Title

HeadStart School Leaver Programme



Where do you live?


What school/college did you attend?

The Clere School

Peter Symonds

Why did you decided to do an apprenticeship?

I have been searching for Apprenticeships after I completed my first year at college as then decided College was not for me. I wanted to sign up to an apprenticeship to gain qualifications, experience and earn money. I wanted to continue to gain qualifications without having the debt from going to Uni.

Why did you choose Be Wiser?

I had carried out some research on Be Wiser and seen they had won awards for our Apprenticeship programmes.

If you had not done an apprenticeship with BW, what would have been the alternative/were you considering another career?

I had applied to join the RAF, and had gone through several stages of the application process, but decided not to progress my application any further.

Whathave you studied/learnt to date?

I have completed the IF1 qualification and the Home and Motor exam, making me Cert CII qualified already.

What qualifications did you have before starting your apprenticeship?

AS Levels in Product Design, Business Studies, PE and Citizenship

GCSE Maths –A

GCSE English – B

What do you like the most about your apprenticeship?

The opportunity to gain experience, qualifications and earn money at the same time

What are you looking forward to studying?


Once you have completed your apprenticeship what are you career plans?

I would like to progress into an Underwriting role within the company

What advice would you give someone that maybe considering an apprenticeship?

The Apprenticeship is a great alternative to going to University and would definitely advise to people to consider it as another option!

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