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Volunteering has been invaluable for my career

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Ivy came to Learning Links to get help with her career. She met with one of our careers advisors who talked through her options.

Ivy mentioned that she was looking to gain some work experience to assist with her AT Level 3 Accountancy Technician course and her advisor put her in touch with Learning Links’ finance manager.

Not long after, Ivy started volunteering with us. Coming in two days a week to support the finance team, she carried out administration and accountancy tasks relating to the areas she was studying on her course.

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“For me volunteering has proven invaluable, and I would recommend it to anyone,” said Ivy. “It allowed me to put into practice things I was being taught on my course and also gain valuable work experience.”
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“It has also allowed me to experience first-hand what working in an accounts team is like and prepare me for eventual employment.”

Ivy has now completed her Level 3 course and is now working towards her Level 4. She has also now found a full-time job as a payroll accounts assistant.

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