Pippa Dressler-Pearson – Apprentice of the Year 2016 – Southco LTD
I went to High School in Hereford where I completed my GCSE’s. Upon leaving school I decided I wanted to give Sixth Form a try. I chose to do A Levels in Mathematics, German, Business Studies, and Physics. After my first year I found that Physics wasn’t for me so I dropped the subject and continued with the others.
During college our tutors wanted us to start the university application process. We also had meetings with our careers adviser to explore other pathways. I didn’t really want to go to university because I didn’t think my grades would be good enough and I wasn’t keen on paying the higher university fees. After a meeting with my careers adviser I decided to see what apprenticeships were about and maybe apply to some training providers. I went home and spoke with mum and dad. Luckily they were very supportive, and that helped me make the decision in applying to the local Training Provider – Hereford & Worcester Group Training Association (H/WGTA).