HR Apprentice



SOFEA Record of Achievement

GCSE – English Retake
English Level 2
Leadership Level 1 & 2
Management Apprenticeship Level 3

Safeguarding, Food Safety Level 2, Manual Handling, FareShare Food Safety and Hygiene, Health and Safety Awareness, Fire Safety Awareness, Safeguarding, Hand Pallet Truck, DSE Display Screen Equipment, Fire Marshal Training.

What drew you to SOFEA?

I went to college for a year. I didn’t know what I wanted to do afterwards. Someone suggested here – and I really like it.

What barriers has SOFEA helped you overcome?

I was really quiet and shy. I did a leadership course and learned how to lead people and that’s made my confidence grow.

How has working here changed your life?

I’ve gained more friends. I’ve got a bond with all the trainees and everyone in the warehouse. We’re not told what to do, we feel like we work with each other as part of a team. We talk with the senior leaders too – what works well, what doesn’t work well – it’s nice.

What has this place taught you that you didn’t know before?

I’ve been able to help people out with food. I help people more now than I did. I’ve got more responsibilities so I talk more about work, about what needs to be done – it makes me speak up more. I think I speak up a little more outside of work too. If I see a problem I’ll try to resolve it.

How has life changed for you?

I didn’t have a plan of what I wanted to do. I didn’t have the confidence, but now I do.