Isabel @ Funding Circle – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

Isabel @ Funding Circle – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

Isabel @ Funding Circle – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

We are happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN June Apprentice of the Month is Isabel @ Funding Circle! Funding circle is a company dedicated to supporting small business' in financial loaning. We've had several amazing young people work here and excel in the...

Libby @ Zebra People – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

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Farhana @ Royal Society for Blind Children – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

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Tan @ Warner Bros – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

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Serena Vano @ Simply Business – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

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Samuel Edwards @ Digital Catapult – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

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Emanuel da Silva @ Caritas – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

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Sandra Taraseviciute @ Caritas – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

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Isabella Collishaw @ Potensis – Future LDN Apprentice of the Month

The winner of Tech City Stars Apprentice of the Month is Isabella Collishaw @ Potensis LDN Group highlights a clear message of what makes an AWESOME Apprentice; they must show energy, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, ability to take feedback and propensity to take...

We are happy to announce that the winner of Future LDN June Apprentice of the Month is Isabel @ Funding Circle!

Funding circle is a company dedicated to supporting small business’ in financial loaning. We’ve had several amazing young people work here and excel in the workplace such as Apprentice of the year 2019, Ellie O’Reilly.  Isobel is one of many who since arrival has become an asset to the team whilst demonstrating valuable workplace qualities. 

 LDN Apprenticeships highlights a clear message of what makes an AWESOME Apprentice; they must show energy, enthusiasm, willingness to learn, ability to take feedback and propensity to take action (EEWAP). Isabel’s nomination is below:

Energy:

Isabel comes into work every day with a smile on her face and brings a huge amount of positivity to the desk. She gets on with everyone in the team, is a brilliant team player and will always step forward to cover other people. She is always willing to help others and I have received great feedback about her from her colleagues and also others around the business.

Enthusiasm:

Isabel has expressed how grateful she is to be here and I can see that every day in the effort she puts in. She completes her coursework to an excellent standard and is great at keeping me in the loop on how it is going. In her probation meeting she came with loads of ideas on what she wanted to improve on and her 6 month development plan. This level of enthusiasm and commitment to the role really embodies the Funding Circle values.

Willingness To Learn:

Isabel has always been willing to take on new challenges even when they’ve pushed her outside of her comfort zone. I often look to Isabel to take on additional responsibilities as she is always keen to push herself, will never complain, and will get her head down straight away, ensuring she gets up to speed as quickly as possible. I have also been really impressed by the fact that during quieter times she has taken it upon herself to arrange to shadow other people in the team to gain more knowledge in other areas.

Ability To Take Feedback:

I have weekly catch ups with Isabel and during these she will always proactively seek feedback. Throughout her probation period she would often check in with me to ensure she was exactly where she needed to be, and if she was ever falling behind she would make sure she knew what she needed to do to catch up. She is very calm-natured and takes on feedback well and will make a visible effort to implement it in the following week.

Propensity To Take Action:

 Isabel is targeted on both her volume and quality of work and at the time of writing she has exceeded her targets for 12 weeks in a row which is exceptional for someone who has only been here since the start of the year. She has recently been successful in obtaining a new role in another department and I know she do an amazing job there too! 

Congratulations Isabel! 

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Max Rozmetov @ Simply Business

Max Rozmetov @ Simply Business

As part of our case study series, we’re able to visit our apprentices at a variety of different and awesome business around London. And our latest certainly took us to one of the coolest!

Max Rozmetov is currently working at Simply Business, an online insurance broker located in Central London and 20152016 WINNERS of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For!

Having now completed his apprenticeship, Max has now been hired by Simply Business on a short term contract before he heads off to University in September.

We also had the chance to talk to Max’s line-manager and senior eCRM Manager – Ata Ata, who was a big part of recruiting Max. Ata was able to give us an overview of Max’s role and how much he has developed and grown since walking through the Simply Business doors.

Ata is also line-manager to another LDN Apprentice within his team at Simply Business – Sam Stone, so was the best person to talk to about his experiences in hiring and managing an apprentice! 

So what was Max’s thoughts behind doing an apprenticeship as opposed to other paths he could have taken after finishing his time at the military?

“What made me decide to do an apprenticeship? A friend of mine actually referred me to LDN Apprenticeships!” Said Max.

 

“He said there was an alternative to going to university where you can work and have a great experience, gather a lot of knowledge and get a diploma at the end.

 

“And that seemed really cool to me.”

After deciding to do an apprenticeship and then applying to become an LDN Apprentice, it was then down to Max to land a role!

He did so when he met Ata at our Career Kickstarter event. A process that Ata has really taken to and an integral part of helping LDN Apprenticeships connect young people with businesses.

“I came away from the Career Kickstarter with goosebumps to be honest!” Said Ata.

 

“I thought ‘wow’ I just met a whole load of really fantastic young individuals that all would’ve been capable of doing a great job here.

 

“They’re all at the start of their career, they’re all really hungry and eager and Max definitely shined through for me.

 

“Out of those candidates, we had four work trials and you could just see the maturity of Max. His technical capabilities, the way he came across as a person and the way we got on together. I could really see him fit well into the team and the business.”

After impressing Ata and the Simply Business team during his work trial, Max was then offered the role. A fantastic opportunity to work with one of the fastest growing companies in central London.

Introducing Max to the Simply Business team.

So what was it like getting an apprentice like Max up to scratch when he first started in the role? Ata remembers when Max was first introduced to the team at Simply Business and how his introduction affected the dynamics of his team going forward.

“It’s been fantastic! He was like a blank canvas when he started here.

 

“He came in, very energetic and enthusiastic. LDN Apprenticeships really trademarked the term #EEWAP and we totally get that and needed that from our apprentice.

 

“We’ve treated him like any other member of the team since he’s been here. He’s been fantastic for everybody.”

The idea of Max being a ‘blank canvas’ when he started was echoed by Max himself. The ability to create a palette of knowledge was something that Max took full advantage of. Thirteen months later, he has now finished his apprenticeship and been taken on short term by Simply Business before he heads off to University with a mountain of experience and knowledge that many of his peers won’t have.

“Simply Business has taught me so much over the last 13 months. So much value and knowledge since I joined.

 

“I remember on my first day, the head of PCC here asked me if I had any experience in marketing, to which I honestly answered ‘no’! I can happily say that after 13 months, my knowledge gained from working within the role and completing my apprenticeship has improved massively!

 

“I’ve undergone so many tasks with my team and been a part of so many projects. Thanks to my manager Ata, who has mentored me along through this journey. I have grown personally and gained so much knowledge about the work we do at Simply Business.”

Max’s development throughout his apprenticeship.

 

One of the great things about helping to guide a young person through their apprenticeship and seeing them develop within their role is noticing the improvements each day, week and month.

Ata has been through the complete process of Max’s apprenticeship. Being able to witness his development first hand, from his first day at Simply Business, right up until Max’s completion.

“The way he’s grown as a person and become more confident. From meeting new people and coming into a huge workplace like this one. He’s networked and made some fantastic friends!

 

“He became fully equipped to complete his apprenticeship. Come up with new ideas, take on work and take ownership and responsibility in both the workplace and through his apprenticeship work.

“An apprenticeship is made for someone who is really dedicated and wants to drive their career forward. Max is definitely that person.”

What advice would Max & Ata give to fellow apprentices and employers?

So as someone who has had such success within his role and has really benefited from being an LDN Apprentice, what advice would Max give to someone else who’s thinking of doing an apprenticeship?

“I would consider all your options and make sure an apprenticeship is the right path for you!

 

“It can be hard work, but most of all, do what you want to do! If you want to have a great experience within an actual work space and get paid at the same time, then an apprenticeship is most definitely the option for you!

On the employer side of recruiting an apprentice, there may be no better person to ask than Ata! 

As previously mentioned, Ata has taken on another LDN Apprentice for his team and has been such a fantastic and inspirational line-manager for Max.

What words of advice would he give to another business looking to hire an apprentice?

“I’ll admit that I had preconceptions before hiring my first apprentice.

 

“Someone might say to me they’ve had a bad experience with an apprentice in the past. I wasn’t sure whether that may have been down to the selection process. Were they hiring the right person?

 

“I have to say all the candidates I’ve met through LDN Apprenticeships have been absolutely fantastic.

 

“It’s been thoroughly rewarding for me as a manager. Its’ been really humbling for me to give someone on the start of their journey an opportunity to get a job, get paid, get experience and get all the things they want to get out of it.

 

“So I would say most definitely do it!”

Following the great success with hiring an LDN Apprentice, along with Max and Sam in Ata’s team, Simply Business have also gone on to hire apprentices within other departments as well!

Serena Vano from our Future LDN pathway is currently working within the Operations department as a Tech Ops Assistant Apprentice, whilst Leila Arar has more recently joined the Marketing side of Simply Business as their new Marketing Design Apprentice!

We’ve loved working with Ata, Max and the whole team at Simply Business. It’s so great for us to see so many success stories like Max’s come out of one company as they continue to invest in youth and benefit from the huge pool of talent that’s in apprenticeships.

Congratulations to Max for completing his apprenticeship and gaining a place at University in September and thank you to Ata and the Simply Business team for their support and guidance to Max and fellow LDN Apprentices.

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Digital Marketing Stories

Digital Marketing Stories

Our Digital Marketing Apprenticeship programme allows our apprentices to really show their creative side as well as make a huge impact within the variety of different employers and companies they work for.

We asked some of the businesses we work with about the AWESOME Digital Marketing Apprentices they’ve taken on board and what they’ve done to boost their marketing efforts since starting their apprenticeship with them!

 

 

Danielle Samuel

Bespoke Curtains & Blinds

Digital Marketing Apprentice

 

Danielle has been at Bespoke Curtains & Blinds for almost six months and was brought in by co-owner Stuart Murphy and the team to seriously raise the boutique curtain and blind company’s online presence.

After meeting Danielle at our Career Kickstarter in October of last year, we asked Stuart how Danielle has been getting on and how she has impacted the business so far.

“Danielle has been a breath of fresh air to the company” said Stuart.

“She has a wonderful and pleasant nature and has integrated seamlessly into our small office. Her enthusiasm for digital marking is obvious!

“Danielle has overseen a complete revamp of our social media platforms. In recent meeting, she expanded on the different analytics and programs she has introduced to help raise our profile and track the development. I found this remarkable! We have already seen positive feedback and Danielle has already put forward ideas on how we could continue to improve our presence.

“Given we are a small team, Danielle is left to her own devices in many respects. When given different tasks, she carries them out efficiently and nearly always at the first time of asking. In addition to this, Danielle continuously introduces new ideas and methods and has begun to create a genuine and important role within our company which quite simply did not exist before her arrival.”

Annabelle Harris

Clarion Housing

Digital Marketing Apprentice

 

Clarion Housing is the largest housing association in the UK, so anyone introduced to the marketing team would need to get up to scratch quite quickly! Something Annabelle had no problem in doing and certainly raised herself to the task!

We asked her line-manager and Clarion’s Digital Marketing Executive Ronika Ponja about the immediate impact Annabelle has made within such a large company and a big marketing team.

“Annabelle is incredibly polite and friendly to everyone she comes into contact with at Clarion!” said Ronika.

“She has become a part of the Digital team very well and knowing she has a creative hand, I have given Annabelle a number of tasks that require creativity and each time she has been extremely excited to start work. On most occasions she will go above and beyond to research tools before the meeting itself to ensure she is prepared and ahead of the game. Energy we like to see at Clarion!

“Annabelle has had to learn a large number of new systems since joining our team and as a kinaesthetic learner, she learns while actioning things and this has worked very well when I have provided training for her. She has understood how to html code text into our CMS system quickly.

“We recently held a large event for over 100 people for apprenticeship week and Annabelle took it upon herself to plan a social media campaign for this. This involved creating a content calendar and also a brief for the marketing team to pull together useful assets.

“After the campaign was complete she started to pull together data to analyse whether the campaign created an uplift in the number of page views to our apprenticeship pages on our website and if it effected our social media data at all. Great work by Annabelle. She is a great help to the team!”

Scarlett Clarke

Shocklogic

Digital Marketing Apprentice

 

Shocklogic have been a long-standing partner with us for a number of years and having taken on apprentices within various roles within the company, Scarlett landed a job with fellow Lambeth neighbours Shocklogic almost one year ago!

We talked to her fantastic line-manager and Media and Marketing Coordinator Maggie Bruk about Scarlett’s time at the event management company based in Brixton.

“I have taken a few LDN Apprentices since working with Shocklogic and Scarlett is the youngest.” said Maggie.

“She has a lot of confidence for her age, and she brings some very welcome energy to the team. She has been a team member onsite in Paris, where they worked 14 hour days (over the weekend!), and she handled this pressure very well.

“Scarlett has learned so many new skills and responsibilities since she started and she has tackled them head on. This ranges from writing copy, to coordinating suppliers, and taking ownership of our social media strategy.

“She acknowledges and notes down all of her tasks as they are given to her, and will always ask if she has questions to make sure she delivers her tasks to the highest standard. She is not shy to speak up and give her opinion during our full team meetings (with sometimes up to 40 people present), and has proved in this short time to be a very valuable member of our team.”

 

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Samuel Edwards @Digital Catapult

Samuel Edwards @Digital Catapult

Last week we had our fourth annual Graduation Ceremony, where we celebrated all of the hard work and achievements of our apprentice class of 2018/19!

Samuel Edwards was one of the 82 graduates, finishing his level 3 Digital Project Administration qualification alongside working for the UK’s leading advanced digital innovation centre, Digital Catapult.

Since completing, Samuel has now been hired full time by Digital Catapult, who have capitalised on Samuel’s already essential experience within the company and the knowledge he has gained within the workplace over his 13 months with Digital Catapult.

Samuel has been helped along his apprenticeship journey by his line-manager at Digital Catapult, Geraldine Moor, as well as his Learning Development Specialist (LDS) – Dharam Lohia, who have both played a huge part in Samuel’s success story so far.

Geraldine is the Business Development Professional at Digital Catapult and has seen Samuel develop and progress a huge amount over the space of his apprenticeship. So much so that he has been taken on as a full-time member of staff! 

“Samuel was the third apprentice to join Digital Catapult, and the first to work on the facilities team.” said Geraldine.

“His position as front of house coordinator requires him to greet visitors, book meeting rooms and help with inquiries. Having Samuel’s LDS come to our office monthly to discuss his progress was a great help, particularly in the first six months.


“We are thrilled to have Samuel now as a permanent member of the team. Samuel’s willingness to help plus his calm and cheerful manner – even under pressure – makes him a great addition to the team.”
 

Dharam has also had the pleasure of seeing Samuel progress throughout his apprenticeship and as his LDS, was in a position to tutor and specifically align what Samuel was learning with his role at Digital Catapult. 

Samuel’s positive progression into a full-time role within the field of his apprenticeship study is a testament to Dharam’s experienced learning structure and unrivalled support.

“I am so proud that Samuel has secured a permanent role as a front of house coordinator with Digital Catapult!” said Dharam.

“I have seen Samuel develop and mature professionally since he first started and make massive improvements, especially on his communications skills.

 

“Geraldine and the rest of the team at Digital Catapult have been incredibly supportive of Samuel throughout and it’s great to see they’ve taken him on full time and have been rewarded for reruiting an apprentice with a fully-pledged full time member of the team!

 

“I’ll be following Sam’s career closely and I’m sure he’s going to be a huge success at Digital Catapult for many years!”

We’ve heard from Samuel’s manager and from his LDS, so what does Samuel himself say about his journey as an apprentice! 

“My  journey with LDN Apprenticeships has been a great experience.

 

“Since starting I have improved my communication skills, widened my general IT knowledge and gained new skills using Microsoft Office packages.

 

“Digital Catapult has allowed me to learn a number of professional skills such as note-taking and listening on meetings.

My apprenticeship has improved my quality of work and the workshops have allowed me to gain more knowledge of the business world.

“I would like to thank my LDS Dharam, my manager Geraldine and Danait Weldesellasie for believing in me and having the patience to support me through my apprenticeship.

 

“I recommend to every young person to do an apprenticehip because it’s a great life experience.”

Congratulations to Samuel for joining the LDN Apprenticeships class of 2018/19 and landing a full-time role at Digital Catapult!

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LDN Graduation 2019.

LDN Graduation 2019.

On Thursday, LDN Apprenticeships welcomed over 100 apprentices, employers and guests to our fourth annual Graduation ceremony, where the class of 2018/2019 celebrated their achievements and were each awarded with a trophy to commend their hard work during the course of their apprenticeships.

Apprentice of the Year

Our graduation ceremony is an opportunity to announce our Apprentices of the Year! This is to award the two apprentices within both the Future LDN and Tech LDN programmes that have not just excelled within their apprenticeship but also within their workplace, becoming an integral part of their team and showing #EEWAP to the absolute maximum!

The winners of the Apprentice of the Year were:

Josh Gomes (Tech LDN) – Benefacto

Ellie O’Reilly (Future LDN) – Funding Circle

Tech LDN - Apprentice of the Year 2019 - Josh Gomes - Benefacto

Josh embodies EEWAP, illustrated by his contribution to every project.
He brings energy and enthusiasm to planning; voicing new ideas or suggesting new ways of doing things.
Josh is forced to embrace a steep learning curve: teaching himself a new language? No problem. Complex business logic? He’ll find a way. Interacting directly with clients to learn requirements? Josh is already dialing the number.
Eager to improve, Josh takes on feedback readily and whatever is required he’ll take the actions required to deploy elegant, tested code on time every time.
Given the right encouragement Josh will end up as an accomplished CTO – it’s our job to encourage him with this award.

Future LDN - Apprentice of the Year - Ellie O'Reilly - Funding Circle

Ellie has made a huge impact since being at Funding Circle. She completed her Level 3 and is now in the middle of her Level 4, all whilst quickly progressing within the team to become a Senior Administrator. She is a consistent top performer and has taken on additional responsibilities such as leading training sessions and acting as a mentor for our new starters, holding weekly catch ups with them and reporting on their statistics. She is well known around the business and is considered friendly and approachable, and has even won a company-wide award on two occasions for her commitment to the role.

With so many great nominations, it was tough to pick just two from Tech LDN and Future LDN.

The rest of the nominations for Apprentice of the Year can be seen below:

 

Manager of the Year

 

For the first time ever, we unveiled the Future LDN and Tech LDN Manager of the Year!

We know the BEST apprentices always have a great manager to help them throughout their apprenticeship journey. So we felt it was time to reward the managers behind the AWESOME apprentices. 

The winners of the Manager of the Year were:

Sam Bysouth (Tech LDN) – X4 Group

Catherine Lyons (Future LDN) – euNetworks

Tech LDN - Manager of the Year - Sam Bysouth - X4 Group

Sam has been very versatile when it comes to teaching/mentoring me on IT, considering he covers other areas of the company he still has knowledge on what it takes to become a good IT support technician. I feel Sam has put a lot into me guiding me through my apprenticeship and should be rewarded for his hard work.

Future LDN - Manager of the Year - Catherine Lyons - euNetworks

Catherine has to be one of the best managers out there in the AR and AP sector. She will always do the utmost for her team and finds comfort in watching her team succeed and will never take the light away from them.
She has seen 3 apprentices finish the course and has had 1 apprentice of the year. Catherine deserves this award for her commitment to watching the continuing growth of her apprentices and acting like a mother figure when sometimes as an apprentice you may lose your way, much more than anybody could ask for in the workplace.

 

The rest of the nominations for Manager of the Year can be seen below:

Reuben Bell @ Clarion Housing Group

Reuben Bell @ Clarion Housing Group

With various offices around London, we went to see Reuben Bell in Clarion’s South London office, where Reuben is currently on our Future LDN programme as a Data Analyst apprentice at the largest housing association in the United Kingdom.

There are a number of fantastic apprenticeship stories around all of the awesome businesses we work with at LDN Apprenticeships and having built up a great relationship with Clarion Housing Group – who currently have three LDN Apprentices on their books – it was the perfect place to head for our case study series!

So we popped into their office to talk to Reuben about his decision behind starting an apprenticeship and what’s he’s currently learning within his role.

We also caught up with his line manager Rob Cheyne – the Finance, Compliance and Audit Coordinator at Clarion – to get his thoughts on hiring apprentices and how recruiting an apprentice like Reuben can benefit the business and his team.

Reuben started by telling us why he chose to do an apprenticeship and his decision to leave University after realising he wasn’t enjoying the course he had enrolled in.

“I wanted work experience and since this was my first job, I wanted something that would give me the necessary experience and confidence to flourish in this sort of environment.” Said Reuben.

 

“Within the first year of university, I realised I didn’t have much of an interest in what I was doing. I didn’t feel like I had a sense of direction and it wasn’t benefiting me. It was very expensive, so I decided to leave university and try a different path into work.”

After making the big decision to leave university and kickstart his career with an apprenticeship, it was now time to get a job!

Rob attended a Career Kickstarter day at our Lansdowne offices to recruit someone to work closely with him and help out with tasks and jobs as well as relieve some of the workload from his shoulders.

“We got to see a whole group of apprentices and what attracted me initially to Reuben was his knowledge and his attention to detail.” Said Rob

 

“He also seemed very level headed for someone at his age. This stood out for me massively when recruiting Reuben.”

After going for a work trial with Rob and Clarion, Reuben received the news he had been hoping for and got the job offer, meaning he could now start his apprenticeship journey with us!

Working in an office was going to be a completely new environment for Reuben and something he’d need to grasp relatively quickly. He explained what it was like learning the ropes when he started within his new role.

“It was a combination of ease and a bit of a challenge!

 

There were things I picked up quite quickly and enjoyed. It was mainly things like office etiquette which came as a bit of a shock.

 

Managing my time was especially difficult at first. It was very different to what I was used to but everyone was so helpful and welcoming, so the bedding in process was a really nice experience for me.”

Rob also enjoyed helping Ruben adapt at Clarion and got a lot out of helping someone at such a young age acclimatise into the workplace.

“The really enjoyable thing about having an apprentice in your team is helping them adapt into their first taste of work. 

 

Reuben has been great at learning new skills and taking things on board and it’s been great seeing somebody learn from small errors and improve their confidence over a short space of time.

 

To see him grow and mature in confidence is so rewarding.”

In conjunction with his role at Clarion, Reuben is also learning skills and gaining qualifications at our Lansdowne Training Hub with his Learning Development Specialist, Dharam.

The Digital Project Admin pathway teaches apprentices valuable skills that can be transferred over into the workplace. Allowing Reuben to gain the knowledge and confidence needed to help Rob and the team at Clarion.

“The admin pathway has allowed me to develop my project planning skills and plan assignments around my working life.

 

Understanding how much time I’ll need to complete certain things and how that will effect the end goal in a specific space of time has been really helpful.

 

My biggest achievement since starting my apprenticeship has not only seen me boost in confidence, but also my organisational skills. I certainly feel much more comfortable in a professional environment.”

With Reuben now almost one year into his role at Clarion, it’s fair to say recruiting him into the data analyst role has been a huge success!

He is now able to save Rob and his team an incredible amount of time and lift the workload off of more senior members of staff.

“Reuben has saved us heaps of time!

 

We receive a lot of queries on a daily basis and he is always on top of addressing those, taking a lot of work out of my hands.

 

That’s helped me tremendously because I can now focus on more strategic issues like building and developing relationships.

 

Instead of looking down and rushing around trying to deal with data enquiries, I’m able to look up and support my programme lead.”

Having had Reuben by his side and helping for the past year, Rob shared some advice for other businesses who may be looking to hire and introduce an apprentice into their team.

“I would definitely recommend hiring an apprentice.

 

It’s been a great experience and it’s a really good opportunity to give somebody their first taste in work.

 

It has been interesting meeting other employers that have said to me they found apprentices have actually been more beneficial than their permanent staff!

 

I would definitely go back and recruit apprentices.”

For Reuben, the experience of learning and developing within the workplace has already seen his skill set and confidence increase so much in such a short space of time.

So what advice would he give to someone who’s thinking of taking up an apprenticeship?

“I’d definitely say do it!

 

“It’s not easy all the time, but it’s certainly worth the experience. Your confidence will just grow because you’ll always be challenging yourself and doing new things.

 

You can only really gain from an apprenticeship!”

Reuben and his team at Clarion Housing Group are a brilliant example of how apprenticeships work for businesses and for young people. Highlighting the need to futureproof their business with young talent and inject new ideas into the company.

Congratulations to Reuben on his continued success and thank you to Rob for all of the continued support he has given to him.

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