Kieran Mara, 19, is a e-Commerce apprentice who joined
Silentnight in August 2016.
Why did you choose an apprenticeship?
I knew that university wouldn't be for me as I wanted to avoid getting into any debt, but I also wanted to gain qualifications. The apprenticeship offered the perfect balance.
What does your apprenticeship involve?
My job is very varied day to day. As an e-commerce apprentice I work across a variety of different departments within the business. A large part of my role is working on the company's website adding products images and descriptions. I also go to college once a week where I'm studying for my NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration
What do you enjoy most about your apprenticeship?
The team here really make the job for me. They are friendly and welcoming and I enjoy working in a busy team where I can learn about all the different areas of the business.
What do you hope the apprenticeship will lead to?
I hope the apprenticeship will lead to a full time position in the e-commerce team. Beyond this I want to continue developing my knowledge of the department and progress within the company.
How do you think the skills and qualifications you are learning will help you in the
The apprenticeship is giving me a good understanding of all areas of the business, which I hope will set me in good stead for a long career within the company.