Ricky Martin, a Change Delivery Specialist at Esure Motor Insurance has recently completed his Level 4 Associate Project Management apprenticeship with Babington, which has been designed to help develop current or future project managers.
If you’re considering utilising a Management apprenticeship for your own personal development, read Ricky’s APM apprenticeship experience below.
Do you feel that your learning programme has helped you to develop new skills and knowledge and how has this helped you to develop within your working role?
The level 4 Project Management apprenticeship has really helped me develop in my role and add more value in my day to day work. Working as a project lead in a change programme I have been able to apply my learning to understand why we do activities, controls, governance and then also suggest better ways of doing this. I have shared my learnings with others in the programme to help us work better together and get more out of our activities such as RAID, Change Management and Collaboration.
What has been your most memorable moment or greatest achievement to date and what positive impact has your learning programme had?
The entire Project Management apprenticeship has been amazing, passing the APM exam, completing the EPA. It has had so many positive impacts to my role, from having more in depth understanding of governance, to taking the lead on programme RAID and having the knowledge to back up my actions. It also helps with stakeholder management as having the knowledge gives confidence in what you do and how you communicate it.
Is there anyone that you would like to mention that has made your learning experience with Babington memorable?
Neil Jones, my tutor. He was engaging, helpful, supportive and always positive! Neil gave me the drive to get re-engaged and complete the Project Management apprenticeship to a high standard.
Would you recommend an apprenticeship to others?
Yes – It is not only good for CV but really helps you grow as an individual and be more effective in your role.