Ellen Day

Business Administrator Level 3 Apprentice, Action for Children

Ellen currently works as a learning and development service coordinator for Action for Children, having just completed her Level 3, Business Administration apprenticeship. Action For Children is a UK children’s charity, that protects and supports children and young people, providing practical and emotional care and support, ensuring their voices are heard, and campaigning to bring lasting improvements to their lives.
Ellen’s role as learning & development service coordinator involves assisting with the learning and development of the company and their employees; as a coordinator, Ellen helps Action for Children to deliver quality learning opportunities, supporting colleagues from those entering the sector, to senior members of the company in accomplishing their career goals by providing training that aligns with their roles. The team Ellen works with, supports qualifications and apprenticeships, supporting the Qualifications and Apprenticeships Officer, Debbie Winning.

My advice to someone who is thinking about an apprenticeship is do it, absolutely do it. You’ll learn things about yourself that you didn’t know was possible.

Ellen’s thoughts on her apprenticeship

The role I’m in now was made possible thanks to my apprenticeship with Paragon Skills. I chose to do an apprenticeship because my husband is part of the armed forces. This meant that we have to move around a lot every few years, and having a career for myself is actually quite difficult. So when this opportunity came about for an apprenticeship with Action for Children, it was something for myself, something that I could earn and be proud of and can use later on in life with all the skills that I’ve learned.

Action for children have been amazing with support. I had a really supportive line manager who trusted me to make sure I was getting things completed, but I could also go to her if I was struggling or wanted her advice or just gain some knowledge from her, it was great. This amazing support from Action for Children, along with the support and guidance from my personal tutor throughout my apprenticeship with Paragon Skills, helped me to grow my skills and promote learning and development to others. I have also learned things about myself through my own personal development, that I didn’t know possible and learned that even when you think things are a bit more challenging, you’ve just got to face the challenge. I’d recommend doing an apprenticeship to anybody.

Looking for an apprenticeship? Take a look at other areas of our site

faqs icon


Find the answer to the most frequently asked questions by fellow employers looking to find out more about apprenticeships.

View FAQs

Job Vacancies

View the range of jobs we have across different sectors.

View Job Vacancies

employer icon

Apprenticeship Hub

We have created an area of useful information specifically to help you as an apprentice.

View Apprenticeship HUB

What our client say

We are Rated as ‘Excellent’