I worked in my local Morrisons café whilst studying for my A Levels, that’s where I saw a poster for the Retail Degree Apprentice scheme. I spoke to my people manager about applying, and they supported me. As I was already a Morrisons employee I was fast tracked straight to the assessment centre. I secured a place on the retail degree apprenticeship and the rest is history.
Since starting, I’ve really loved the people I’ve worked with, and I love working in store as every day is exciting, it’s great meeting new people and different customers. The Morrisons team really pushes you to build new skills and develop professionally. I think it’s the best of both worlds, you don’t have any student debt and you get valuable work experience that you can use for the rest of your career. Not many graduates can say they have that.
When I finish the scheme I’m hoping to be a senior manager. After that there will be opportunities to progress to store manager or work at head office. The sky’s the limit.