National Apprenticeship Week: Meet our apprentices!

Natalia works in Student Support and Wellbeing as the Events, Systems and Communications Officer, and is currently undertaking an apprenticeship

Natalia Crisanti is undertaking the Digital Marketer Apprenticeship

Tell us a little about yourself:

I’ve been at the University since 2012, and in my current role since 2016. I love my job because I get to work with lots of people within Student Support and get a good understanding of all the services this team offers, as well as liaising with colleagues across the university and even outside it. It’s a busy and varied role in which I’m using and building lots of different skills.

What apprenticeship are you undertaking, and what made you decide to do so?

I’m doing a Digital Marketing apprenticeship with SR Education. I decided to take up an apprenticeship in order to further develop my skills and qualifications in digital marketing, which is becoming an increasingly large part of my role.

What is it like doing an apprenticeship?

It’s an interesting way to learn – meeting with colleagues with similar job roles across the university once a month and doing some personal study in between sessions.
How is it helping you?
It gives me a framework to keep exploring new ideas and put them into practice, and a network of people to go to for advice and feedback. It’s a prompt to put new theories into practice rather than attending a training session and thinking ‘that might be good to try’ and then forgetting about it.

What would you say to someone thinking of undertaking an apprenticeship?

I would recommend it to anyone looking for a new way to engage with aspects of their job that could benefit from further learning, and a free qualification is always a good thing!



Loretta Izod is your Employee Apprenticeship Manager
T: 01227 8 16568 E:
Loretta specialises in supporting employees who want to understand how their careers can benefit from undertaking an Apprenticeship.
Use the contact details to get in touch with Loretta to arrange one to one advice, or set up a team meeting for further information and discussion.