Hi, my name is Ryan. I was 17 and left Sixth Form College due to feeling like the courses were not for me and I needed to do something different. I came to Great Yarmouth College (now East Coast College) and started a Traineeship which enabled me to gain a work placement at the college in the Marketing team. The Marketing team then offered me an apprenticeship with them, 4 weeks into my course, which I happily took. 6 months down the line I changed departments to suit my needs better and began working in the Finance team. 18 months later I have completed my NVQ Level 2 in Business and Administration and I am now working towards my Level 3. After being an apprentice for 2 years at the college a full time position came up which involved working on this fantastic project. I applied for the position and was offered the job. So after working hard for two years as an apprentice, my skills and hard work was recognised enough for me to gain a full time position here at East Coast College to work on this amazing project.