Luke's Story

Luke Atherton is a supported services administrator within our supported housing services, based in Ellesmere Port. He completed an apprenticeship with another organisation, before moving on to a full time job with Plus Dane. Here is his story:

Last year I completed my apprenticeship with Cheshire West and Chester Council. I studied Level 3 Digital Marketing and Social Media for Business with a PR company in Manchester called Tangerine.

Throughout my apprenticeship, I trained with their Juice Academy whilst working Monday to Friday for a year with the digital communications team at Cheshire West. This was by far the best decision I’ve ever made. The skills and people I’ve met along the way have helped me get my job here at Plus Dane, supported my roles outside work with the Scouts Association, and have boosted my confidence in the workplace.

The jump from retail to an office-based role seemed daunting at first, but my apprenticeship was a great way of introducing me to work slowly and I enjoyed earning money whilst doing it.