Hello! I am really excited to write this blog and introduce myself to everyone. I’m Clare, a current Charity Apprentice now taking on the role as Programme Officer! The last 9 months as a Charity Apprentice have been an amazing journey which I would encourage anybody to take. I found the Charity Apprentice course on a random email from LinkedIn titled “So you want to work in the Charity Sector?” I did some research and immediately signed up. From starting in January I have met some incredible people, watched, listened to and read some inspiring stories, walked 100km to raise money and have been on a life-changing trip to Kenya.
My time in Kenya motivated me to get involved with Child.org further as it was so inspirational. I worked with HOVIC, a shelter for children living on the streets of Kisumu. I was a team leader of 8 awesome fellow apprentices working on projects set out by the centre. The staff and the children couldn’t have been more welcoming and working alongside them was wonderful. I learnt so much about the centre, the children and myself which was extremely humbling. You can read more about my team's time in Kenya on my Charity Apprentice blog.
Leading on from that, I have been given the incredible opportunity to gain some experience in the Bristol Office with Marti and Holly assisting Marti with the programming side of Child.org and I couldn’t be more excited!
I am really grateful for everyone’s support and to be welcomed in to the team - I cannot wait to get stuck in!
For more information about becoming a Charity Apprentice, register your interest here!