After becoming a Business Administrator Apprentice at Nottingham, Chelsea Brassington, secured a job as Contract Administrator at Jigsaw24 and became a finalist in the CRN Awards for 2022.
Chelsea had been made redundant at the beginning of the pandemic and found that her qualifications left her with a limited range of job options. As she wanted to return to working as soon as possible, she decided an apprenticeship was the best option for her.
What I loved about an apprenticeship is that it incorporated learning and working together.— Chelsea Brassington
After looking for an apprenticeship, she found Nottingham College had several jobs available and she was successful obtaining the Business Administrator Apprenticeship.
Nottingham College was able to help me prepare for the interviews and gave me support in finding a job that suited me.— Chelsea Brassington
A typical day for her, as a Contract Administrator includes logging and updating contracts on their IT database for the service desk to use when answering customer calls. She also creates customer contracts when support is purchased.
I love that my role requires me to be organised and communicate with a variety of people throughout the business, supporting my development.— Chelsea Brassington
In addition to those tasks, Chelsea completes ad hoc tasks which can take anything from 5 minutes to a few hours. Her favourite thing about the role is that each contract is slightly different which her alert and prepared to deal with anything and everything.
Through my current role as a Contract Administrator and my Business Administrator Apprenticeship, I have discovered by best attributes and how I can incorporate them into my career. In the future, I plan to continue to do a role that I feel challenged and rewarded doing.— Chelsea Brassington
Earlier this year, after Chelsea completed her apprenticeship with Nottingham College, her managers nominated her in the CRN ‘Women and Diversity in Channel Awards 2022’ for the ‘Graduate/Apprentice of the Year’ Award.
The CRN awards are about championing women and diversity within the IT industry.
I have been luckily enough to be put through to be a finalist, with the winner announced in October 2022. I was very shocked to hear I was a finalist, as hundreds of people are nominated for this award each year, as IT is a growing industry with more women joining each year. I am honoured to be in my position and have been given this opportunity.— Chelsea Brassington