Rabia Mohammad, 27 from Bilborough, is a Public Transport Business Support Officer at Nottingham City Council. Originally from Holland, Rabia has put in an incredible effort at Nottingham College to help her develop her career and to complete her level 2 and 3 Business Administration apprenticeships whilst overcoming significant language barriers.
Whilst doing her apprenticeship and working at Nottingham City Council, Rabia has also gained qualifications in English, Maths and ICT. Despite English being her second language, she has not let this hold her back and her hard work has paid off. Rabia did so well at the City Council that, after completing her qualifications, she has progressed to the role of Business Support Officer with them.
I truly enjoy my job because people care about me as a person and about my professional growth. This truly creates a family environment where everybody is there for each other. I also love the diversity of people I work with. Everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to the mission sharing their experiences.
I learned a lot in my apprenticeships, it helped me to develop my language and business skills, a challenge I was willing to accept. Due to developing my skills and my hard work, I have now secured a job at the council.- Rabia Mohammed
Rabia was also runner-up in the Nottingham Post Education Awards in the Further Education category in December 2018. Melissa Case, Assessor/Trainer, at Nottingham College, who nominated Rabia for the award, said:
Rabia really stood out for me as she took the work in her stride, was smiling constantly, and never said no to a new challengeAssessor/Trainer at Nottingham College - Melissa Case
When asked about her experience of doing an apprenticeship with Nottingham College, Rabia added:
It was a great experience completing my apprenticeships at Nottingham College and to show my family, colleagues and friends on what I have achieved.
I would not be where I am now without the people around me who always have supported me.- Rabia