It’s the 13th National Apprenticeship Week – a time to recognise and applaud apprenticeship success stories. At Seaton Partners, we have some brilliant young talent who have chosen to follow an apprenticeship to further their education whilst gaining valuable experience. Amongst the team we have Andrew, Amy, Dan and Lewis, studying Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship, Level 3 Business Administration and Customer Service Apprenticeships.
This week we spent some time speaking with them to find out why they chose an apprenticeship and how they have found the experience.
“My apprenticeship has allowed me to study for a qualification whilst receiving guidance, building relationships and being paid a salary. Seaton Partners is so supportive, I’m always encouraged to raise my hand and there’s always someone to help me with my assignments. I’d recommend anyone considering the apprenticeship route to do so, it opens doors and creates opportunities”
Amy Towell, Office Administration Apprentice
“Whilst studying for my AAT Level 2 there were several talks around apprenticeships and I knew that I didn’t want to go to university or do a pure college course, so it seemed like a natural decision. My goal is to become a qualified accountant and the apprenticeship has allowed me exposure to ERPs and key terminology – my mentor Jim has been brilliant. I’d encourage anyone to consider an apprenticeship, you can earn and learn”.
Dan Timpson, PMO apprentice
“I joined Seaton Partners straight from school with only a few weeks between the end of term and beginning the job. I felt a little naïve but as I progress through the role, I’m finding my confidence. It’s been a great experience and I have learnt a lot already. I’m comfortable with key terminology and I have a much better understanding of what Customer Service is, and what is expected from me. I would 100 per cent encourage anyone considering an apprenticeship to do so”
Lewis Pettigrew, Managed Services Apprentice
“I chose to undertake an MBA apprenticeship with the Open University because the job role and responsibilities that I have now, are very different to those I had when I left university to become a developer. Over the years my experiences provided insight and skills in leading teams and decision making, however, in embarking on the Senior Leadership MBA I have gained invaluable knowledge, experience of application in real business scenarios and an appreciation for critical analysis. My main goal is to ensure that I am fully skilled up and prepared to lead my areas of the business so that I contribute to the organisational goals and vision”.
Andrew Clift, Senior Leader Master’s Degree Apprenticeship
Seaton Partners is committed to developing and supporting apprentices and welcome applications from those exploring opportunities. If you’d like to be considered in our next round of recruitment then please contact us, we’d love to hear from you.