Our Resourcing Business Partner, Natasha Parirewha, began her Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship with The OPRA Group after initially taking a different path from her original career aspirations.

Tash – as we know her – comes from a family of midwives and nurses, so it seemed only natural that this would be her path in life, too. She left school with 7 GCSEs and began a Foundation Degree at the University of Hertfordshire – her first step towards becoming a midwife. It was a six-hour return journey, which she stuck at, but she soon realised that, although she admired her family’s career path, it was not for her.

Tash went into business management at Anglia Ruskin, and although she knew this was better suited to her skill set, something was still not right. So, she started looking at apprenticeships and applied for over 50! Although only a few replied, one at the BBC and another in HR, her determination finally paid off, and she attended an interview with us at The OPRA Group.

Following a successful interview process using our knowledge of the apprenticeship process and relationships with learning providers, she started her training with us as she meant to go on. Natasha worked hard, completing and excelling in her ‘80% on the job’ in our office and ‘20% off the job’ learning through workbooks, workshops and lectures through her apprenticeship provider, TheLightBulb based in Basildon. Her learning mentor ensured she was fully up to date, completing her lectures and assignments and giving support where necessary.

As Tash approached the final stages of her qualification, she worked hard and studied as much as she could for her final exams. The final piece had three parts: a presentation, an interview and an examination. We recall Tash practising her presentation at work and discussing it with us in the office, her hard-working attitude and determination shining through as she completed her Level 3 business administration apprenticeship with an exceptional triple distinction!

Now, as our Resourcing Business Partner, Tash is dedicated to finding top talent for our clients. She also supports the recruitment team in successfully matching candidates with their dream roles.

Well done, Tash, you are a star!