What have been the major benefits of employing apprentices?
Employer: Nicola Evans
We have employed so far 5 Apprentices’ over the past few years in a variety of roles and departments. Having an apprentice has given us the time to think about how we streamline our systems and processes which otherwise may have been left for quieter periods in the business. Our Apprentices are able to step in and assist when needed giving us greater flexibility to help our clients.
What have you worked on for the company that people wouldn’t believe apprentices do?
Apprentices: Steph Mullineux and Scott Gavin
Steph: I currently work for the partners and the rest of the staff if needed of me. I accomplish many varied tasks requested of me over and above, I feel that would be asked of an apprentice for example, I jointly share the responsibility of doing the reports for the partners, along with the handling of the firm’s cheques and money. I also produce documents which are sent out to the client and maintain the client database.
Scott: I try to help everyone in the workplace and not just the department I am working for, in my opinion I think that most employees and employers expect an apprentice to stick to their job role 37.5 hours a week so I think that trying to assist everyone comes as a shock for some, by doing this I am not only doing someone else a favour it is also beneficial for me when I may need to rely on them in the future to help me during work.