8th February 2023
My name is Abby Cummins, I’m from Bootle, I’m 23, and I am Plus Dane’s first ASB & Community Safety Apprentice.
I had started a law degree and realised it was not for me, but I was still wanted to use what I had learned in a career that would involve work in the courts if possible. Later on, I was working in Travis Perkins’ builders merchant, and Plus Dane operatives would come in for materials, and it was through talking to them I found out about the apprenticeships scheme and saw the opportunity.
The team are lovely and it is great to be learning so much in a paid role that will lead to a recognised qualification, a Level 4 apprenticeship in Community Safety. Having to work as I studied to support myself at uni had been a real struggle, so it is great there are alternative ways to build a meaningful career.
No two days are the same really. I deal with reports of anti-social behaviour as they come in to us, so that involves talking to the customer and helping them with the next steps. And if we have a case that is going through the courts I’m able to go along and see how the process works. I’ve been here three months so far and am really enjoying it.