I’m Hannah and I’m currently the Apprentice for Plymouth Dance.
Before joining the Plymouth Dance team, I studied Dance at City College Plymouth and I had been dancing for a long time before as well so dancing was a very important part of my life.
I already knew a little bit about Plymouth Dance and what they did but when I started working for them it truly opened my eyes as to how much goes into an organisation like this.
I am currently half way through my apprenticeship and this is the best experience I have ever had in a job before.
I wouldn’t say that I was an Administrator as that isn’t all I do, I have been given the opportunities to participate in important projects, socialise with important people and build relationships with lots of people that I would never have met if I wasn’t for PD. There have been amazing training opportunities and incredible performances and workshops that I have been able to go to and help with. Sometimes I get a bit star struck when I meet certain people!
I have gained more skills and experienced more in the past 6 months than I have in my entire life. As well as working with PD, I have been working closely with Exim Dance Company and helping them with events and going to their classes. Teaching dance is something I’ve always wanted to do and just watching how they work has inspired me to push for that even more but to be honest, I don’t think I’d be able to part myself from my job at Plymouth Dance. Being in an office full of amazing people who are so open and brighten up your day really does make this job the best job I’ve had.
I’ve learned so much during my first 6 months and I’m sure that I have a lot more to learn and more amazing things to experience in the next half of my apprenticeship.