My name is Jade Kilkenny. I am one year into my apprenticeship with Community Justice Scotland – with one year to go! This apprenticeship is not like any other modern apprenticeships that I’ve come across. In this job, my work is tailored around my development, building confidence, creating new experiences and relationships.
During my apprenticeship, I have enjoyed organising events. This includes arranging a Personality Profiling training session for the whole Community Justice Scotland Team. Organising this event was a huge responsibility and it helped me to develop budget and time management skills. I also get to contribute to external events. This has helped to build my confidence to speak up, and get my viewpoint across effectively and strategically.
As part of my apprenticeship, I have completed a qualification in Award in Education and Training which will provide me with the opportunity to go out and deliver training courses. I have also shadowed colleagues in other teams to learn about their role at Community Justice Scotland.
I am involved with other organisations like LANDED, The Care Review and Staf. I have learned a lot from these organisations and my apprenticeship. This will give me experience and confidence to achieve my future career goals. Watch my short film below!