My MA Journey - Stephanie Lambie

Wednesday, 17th May 2017

I started working with Developing the Young Workforce within Inverness Chamber of Commerce on the 1st of August 2016.  It was a new experience for me because I’d never worked in an office environment before.  This meant that there were lots of new skills to learn, including: answering calls, inputting data, emails, managing event bookings, producing event materials and networking at events.  I created, managed and updated the social media strategy.

I have recently achieved my Modern Apprenticeship in Business Administration level 3.  I have been working towards this qualification over the past year, with support from Virtual Learning Academy. To achieve the qualification, I have had to demonstrate my abilities in managing workload, communication, and planning, as well as improving my performance in a business environment. The units that I completed are:

  1. Review and maintain work in a business environment
  2. Plan how to manage own performance in a business environment
  3. Communicate in a business environment
  4. Using email
  5. Support the organisation and co-ordination of events
  6. Support other people in a business environment
  7. Design and produce docs in a business environment
  8. Meet and welcome visitors in a business environment

To anyone who is thinking about doing a Modern Apprenticeship in business administration, I would highly recommend it.  You can get a great qualification while getting work experience at the same time - allowing you to explore your strengths and weaknesses in various aspects of work.