Meet Aiden...

It’s National Apprenticeship Week, a time when we celebrate the achievements of apprentices and the positive impact they have on businesses, communities, and wider society, while they learn new skills and gain experience to prepare them for the world of work. 

For National Apprenticeship Week, last year, we featured a blog from our content creator apprentice Aiden, detailing the very beginning of his creative journey with Northumberland National Park. Now, at the end of his placement and, as he prepares to complete his final assessment, he shares more about his role and experience over the last 18 months.  

“Working at Northumberland National Park has been a big step for me. Starting out in my first job was tough but I feel I was able to fit in and couldn’t have asked for better an introduction to the world of work. 

“Working with a supportive team has really helped me discover more about myself and how to overcome some of the challenges I face, guiding me towards the right solutions but allowing me some autonomy and opportunity to be creative. It’s really helped me strive for improvement, tackling bigger tasks along the way and trying to do the best I can. 

“I really enjoyed working on a wide variety of projects, from creating the logo used for the Hadrian’s Wall Path 20th Anniversary to creating ‘Reels’ and short-form videos and assisting with social media posts. It makes me happy to know that later down the line, I’ll be able to see the work I’ve done on my apprenticeship in The Sill and around the park. I’ve learnt a lot of new skills from these projects and  I am very grateful to have this experience. 

“And finally, I just want to give a big thank you to the lovely team, who’ve been there for me and supported me throughout.” 

If you are looking for an apprenticeship, check out our  Placements / Apprenticeships • Northumberland National Park webpage.  

To hear about where it all started, you can find Aiden’s original blog here.